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Vehicles (Reversing Accidents)

Volume 126: debated on Monday 1 February 1988

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To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many (a) fatalities and (b) injuries have been caused by reversing heavy goods vehicles in each of the last five years for which figures are available.

Statistics on the causes of accidents are not collected. The number of casualties in road accidents where a heavy goods vehicle was reversing is shown in the table.

Casualties: in accidents where a heavy goods vehicle was reversing: by road user type and severity: Great Britain: 1982 to 1986.
1982
FatalSeriousSlightAll
Pedestrian112269102
Pedal cyclist12811
Moped user0336
Motor scooter user0000
Motor cycle user273241

1982

Fatal

Serious

Slight

All

TWMV combination useroo00
Invalid tricycle occupant0000
Other 5 wheeler occupant0011
Taxi occupant0000
Car occupant53086121
Mini bus/Motor caravan occupant0000
PSV 1 occupant1101819
LGV 2 occupant20246
HGV 3 occupant314611
Other motor vehicle occupant0224
Other non-motor vehicle occupant0000
All2172229322

1 Public service vehicle

2 Light goods vehicle

3 Heavy goods vehicle

1983

Fatal

Serious

Slight

All

Pedestrian8285692
Pedal cyclist0257
Moped user0369
Motor scooter user0000
Motor cycle user1161633
TWMV combination user0000
Invalid tricycle occupant0000
Other 5 wheeler occupant0011
Taxi occupant0044
Car occupant31489106
Mini bus/Motor caravan occupant0000
PSV 1 occupant10189
LGV 2 occupant2011011
HGV 3 occupant30279
Other motor vehicle occupant0000
Other non-motor vehicle occupant0000
All1267202281

1 Public service vehicle

2 Light goods vehicle

3 Heavy goods vehicle

1984

Fatal

Serious

Slight

All

Pedestrian102873111
Pedal cyclist2024
Moped user0167
Motor scooter user0112
Motor cycle user061925
TWMV combination user0101
Invalid tricycle occupant0000
Other 5 wheeler occupant0000
Taxi occupant0112
Car occupant621110137
Mini bus/Motor caravan occupant0101
PSV 1 occupant10022
LGV 2 occupant20279
HGV 3 occupant301910

1984

Fatal

Serious

Slight

All

Other motor vehicle occupant0055
Other non-motor vehicle occupant0000
All1863235316

1 Public service vehicle

2 Light goods vehicle

3 Heavy goods vehicle

1985

Fatal

Serious

Slight

All

Pedestrian6255990
Pedal cyclist14813
Moped user14712
Motor scooter user0022
Motor cycle user061218
TWMV combination user0000
Invalid tricycle occupant0011
Other 5 wheeler occupant0000
Taxi occupant0000
Car occupant387485
Mini bus/Motor caravan occupant0000
PSV I occupant10055
LGV 2 occupant20055
HGV 3 occupant302911
Other motor vehicle occupant0022
Other non-motor vehicle occupant0000
All1149184244

1 Public service vehicle

2 Light goods vehicle

3 Heavy goods vehicle

1986

Fatal

Serious

Slight

All

Pedestrian53362100
Pedal cyclist0178
Moped user0156
Motor scooter user0011
Motor cycle user151319
TWMV combination user0000
Invalid tricycle occupant0000
Other 5 wheeler occupant0000
Taxi occupant0022
Car occupant02088108
Mini bus/Motor caravan occupant0000
PSV 1 occupant10055
LGV 2 occupant20167
HGV 3 occupant3221418
Other motor vehicle occupant0224
Other non-motor vehicle occupant0000
All865205278

1 Public service vehicle

2 Light goods vehicle

3 Heavy goods vehicle

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many (a) fatalities and (b) injuries have been caused by reversing light vans in each of the last five years for which figures are available.

Statistics on the causes of accidents are not collected. The number of casualties in road accidents where a light goods vehicle was reversing is shown in the table.

Casualties: in accidents where a light goods vehicle was reversing: by road user type and severity: Great Britain: 1982 to 1986
1982
FatalSeriousSlightAll
Pedestrian967221297
Pedal cyclist022729
Moped user03811
Motor scooter user0000
Motor cycle user182534
TWMV combination user0000
Invalid tricycle occupant0011
Other 5 wheeler occupant0011
Taxi occupant0011
Car occupant034447
Mini bus/Motor caravan occupant0011
PSV 1 occupant10145
LGV 2 occupant2011617
HGV 3 occupant30011
Other motor vehicle occupant0000
Other non-motor vehicle occupant0000
All1085350445
1 Public service vehicle
2 Light goods vehicle
3 Heavy goods vehicle
Casualties: in accidents where a light goods vehicle was reversing: by road user type and severity: Great Britain: 1982 to 1986
1983
FatalSeriousSlightAll
Pedestrian1068250328
Pedal cyclist072734
Moped user04610
Motor scooter user0044
Motor cycle user031619
TWMV combination user0000
Invalid tricycle occupant0011
Other 5 wheeler occupant0000
Taxi occupant0000
Car occupant045660
Mini bus/Motor caravan occupant0033
PSV 1 occupant10044
LGV 2 occupant2062935
HGV 3 occupant30123
Other motor vehicle occupant0001
Other non-motor vehicle occupant0011
All1093399502
1 Public service vehicle
2 Light goods vehicle
3 Heavy goods vehicle

1984

Fatal

Serious

Slight

All

Pedestrian463250317
Pedal cyclist043539
Moped user021214
Motor scooter user0000
Motor cycle user071623
TWMV combination useroo00
Invalid tricycle occupantoo11
Other 5 wheeler occupant0000
Taxi occupant0011
Car occupant134549
Mini bus/Motor caravan occupant0000
PSV 1 occupant10055
LGV 2 occupant2052732
HGV 3 occupant30000
Other motor vehicle occupant0000
Other non-motor vehicle occupant0000
All584392481

1 Public service vehicle

2 Light goods vehicle

3 Heavy goods vehicle

1984

Fatal

Serious

Slight

All

Pedestrian496269369
Pedal cyclist171927
Moped user011011
Motor scooter user0123
Motor cycle user072229
TWMV combination user000
Invalid tricycle occupant0000
Other 5 wheeler occupant0000
Taxi occupant0011
Car occupant046165
Mini bus/Motor caravan occupant0011
PSV 1 occupant10033
LGV 2 occupant2042832
HGV 3 occupant30011

(i) Projects for which grant over £l million approved

Route

Title

Progress

Estimated total cost

1

(£ million)

Past:

M531(M53)Ellesmere Port Motorway Extension A5117 to Stoak InterchangeCompleted October 19804·6
A418Thame BypassCompleted November 19803·1
A63Kingston upon Hull South Orbital Road: Market Place-Hedon RoadCompleted December 198011·6
A52Gamston to Lings Bar: A52 to A614/A606 JunctionCompleted September 19816·7
M531(M53)Ellesmere Port Motorway Extension Stoak Interchange to A56 at HooleCompleted July 198213·2
A282Dartford Tunnel Approach Roads (North)Completed November 19822·3
M602M602 Spur to Salford DocksCompleted December 198220·6
A249Improvement between Chestnut Street and BobbingCompleted December 19822·9
M23/A264Copthorne LinkCompleted August 19842·0
A420Shrivenham BypassCompleted October 19843·2
A282Dartford Tunnel Approach Roads (South)Completed August 198613·9
A282Dartford Tunnel Toll PlazaCompleted November 19867·2

1985

Fatal

Serious

Slight

All

Other motor vehicle occupant0000
Other non-motor vehicle occupant0000
All5120417542

1 Public service vehicle

2 Light goods vehicle

3 Heavy goods vehicle

1986

Fatal

Serious

Slight

All

Pedestrian570269344
Pedal cyclist032528
Moped user001313
Motor scooter user0011
Motor cycle user022123
TWMV combination user0000
Invalid tricycle occupant0000
Other 5 wheeler occupant0000
Taxi occupant0000
Car occupant046064
Mini bus/Motor caravan occupant0011
PSV 1 occupant10033
LGV 2 occupant2151824
HGV 3 occupant30022
Other motor vehicle occupant0000
Other non-motor vehicle occupant0000
All684413503

1 Public service vehicle

2 Light goods vehicle

3 Heavy goods vehicle