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Road Safety

Volume 448: debated on Thursday 29 June 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many accidents involving heavy goods vehicles were reported to the police in each of the last five years for which figures are available; and how many involved foreign-registered heavy goods vehicles. (81080)

The number of personal injury road accidents reported to the police involving heavy goods vehicles in each year from 2001 to 2005 is shown in the following table. Identification of foreign registered vehicles involved in personal injury road accidents is possible only from 2005, the latest year for which data are available.

Accidents involving heavy goods vehicles1 and accidents involving foreign registered foreign goods vehicles: 2001-05

Heavy goods vehicles (HGVs)

Foreign registered HGVs

2001

13,631

2002

12,427

2003

12,205

2004

11,542

2005

11,162

1,098

1 Heavy goods vehicles are goods vehicles over 3.5 tonnes maximum gross weight.