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Road Safety

Volume 448: debated on Monday 3 July 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many road traffic accidents were reported in Northern Ireland in the last six months; and what assessment he has made of the contribution the attendance of a road safety officer at district council road safety committees can make to the reduction of road traffic accidents. (81676)

The total number of reported injury collisions is as follows:


Reported injury collisions

1 November 2005 to 31 December 2005


1 January 2006 to 30 April 2006




1 Figures for the 2006-07 calendar year are provisional.

The principal aim of Road Safety Education Officers is the education and training of children and young people in road safety, for example by training and supporting teachers and providing road safety awareness sessions for children. The Department of the Environment's assessment is that it is in fulfilling this aim that they most effectively contribute to the reduction of road traffic collisions.