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Road Safety

Volume 405: debated on Thursday 15 May 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many road traffic accidents involving motor cycles there were resulting in (a) death and (b) serious injury in each of the last five years; and how many of those involved were (i) males and (ii) females under 2 5 years old. [113025]

The number of road traffic accidents in Great Britain involving motorcycles which resulted in (a) death and (b) serious injury in each of the last five years were as follows:

Fatal and serious accidents involving motorcycles:
Accidents
YearFatalSerious
19975386,085
19985236,102
19995696,479
20006496,910
20016186,888
And the number of (i) male and (ii) female casualties among motor cycle users under the age of 25 are shown in the following table:

Motorcycle driver or rider casualties aged 24 and under, by gender and severity of casualty:
Casualties
MaleFemale
YearKilledSeriousKilledSerious
19971381,69614229
19981141,58915235
19991321,70317185
20001291,90813226
20011361,9217204

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many accidents caused by drivers under the age of 17 years resulted in (a) death and (b) serious injury in each of the last five years. [113030]

The table gives the number of fatal and serious accidents in Great Britain where at least one driver under the age of 17 was involved. We have no information on whether the accident was caused by a young driver.

Road accidents in which at least one driver under 17 was involved
Accidents
YearFatalSerious
1997691,503
1998521,353
1999561,408
2000561,275
2001601,264

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many road traffic accidents there were in each of the last five years; and how many resulted in (a) death and (b) serious injury. [113031]

The number of road traffic accidents in Great Britain in the last five years; and the number which resulted in (a) death and (b) serious injury are shown in the table:

Accidents
YearTotalFatalSerious
1997240,2873,29836,330
1998238,9233,13734,633
1999235,0483,13833,267
2000233,7293,10832,499
2001229,0143,17631,588