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Road Casualty Figures

Volume 126: debated on Monday 1 February 1988

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48.

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what information he has on the relative road casualty figures in (a) France, (b) West Germany and (c) the United Kingdom.

Although data on non-fatal injuries are collected in France and West Germany, differences in definitions and the collection mechanisms used mean that valid comparison in casualties is restricted to fatalities.The population, fatalities in road accidents as well as fatalities per 100,000 motor vehicles and per 100,000 population in France, West Germany and the United Kingdom in 1975 and 1980 to 1986 are shown in the tables.

Fatalities in France, West Germany and the United Kingdom: 1975, 1980 to 1986

1975

1980

1981

1982

1983

1984

1985

1986

France14,16613,49913,28713,19112,72812,56211,38711,947
West Germany14,87013,04111,67411,60811,73210,1998,4008,948
United Kingdom6,6796,2396,0696,1505,6185,7885,3425,633

Fatalities per 100,000 motor vehicles: in France, West Germany and the United Kingdom: 1975, 1980 to 1986

1975

1980

1981

1982

1983

1984

1985

1986

France79·562·059·156·953·452·146·748·2
West Germany76·952·345·844·844·437·630·230·9
United Kingdom41·034·033·733·329·629·526·627·2

Fatalities per 100,000 Population: in France, West Germany and the United Kingdom: 1975, 1980 to 1986

1975

1980

1981

1982

1983

1984

1985

1986

Francen/a25·124·624·323·322·920·721·7
West Germanyn/a21·218·918·819·116·713·814·6
United Kingdom11·911·110·810·910·010·39·49·9