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Cycling Accidents

Volume 449: debated on Monday 11 September 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many (a) fatal, (b) serious and (c) slight injuries suffered by cyclists on (i) urban roads and (ii) rural roads in each year since 2003 resulted from collisions involving (A) at least one motor vehicle, (B) no motor vehicles and (C) powered two-wheel vehicles. (87211)

[pursuant to the reply, 24 July 2006, Official Report, c. 738W]: the information requested is given in the table. The figures relate to casualties in personal injury road accidents reported to the police.

Cyclist Casualties on Urban and Rural Roads, by Vehicle Involved in an Accident: 2003-051

Accidents involving:

2003

2004

2005

Motor vehicle2

Urban

Fatal

58

67

65

Serious

1,644

1,537

1,628

Slight

12,041

11,877

11,787

Rural

Fatal

46

52

65

Serious

479

477

432

Slight

2,170

2,063

2,083

No motor vehicle

Urban

Fatal

2

6

8

Serious

95

98

100

Slight

311

309

236

Rural

Fatal

8

9

10

Serious

73

61

52

Slight

88

75

90

Two-wheeled motor vehicle

Urban

Fatal

2

2

2

Serious

37

41

30

Slight

234

225

217

Rural

Fatal

0

0

3

Serious

8

14

13

Slight

56

38

47

1 Excludes accidents which do not have an urban/rural marker. 2 Includes accidents which involve a two-wheeled motor vehicle.