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Roads: Accidents

Volume 458: debated on Thursday 15 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many accident blackspots he has identified in (a) Taunton constituency and (b) Somerset; and what steps his Department has undertaken to reduce the number of accidents in those locations. (127464)

The Department has made no assessment of accident cluster sites in either Taunton or Somerset. As the local highway authority, the duty to investigate accident cluster sites lies with Somerset county council.

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many road traffic accidents occurred in Taunton constituency in each year since 1996, broken down by the day of the week on which the accident occurred. (127465)

The number of reported personal injury road accidents in the parliamentary constituency of Taunton by day of the week in each year since 1996 is given in the following table:

Number of reported personal injury road accidents by day of the week : Constituency1 of Taunton 1996-2005

Day of week

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

Total

1996

57

55

51

69

57

51

43

383

1997

76

63

61

65

66

53

42

426

1998

58

52

73

74

73

60

44

434

1999

68

56

43

60

60

53

42

382

2000

69

58

74

62

87

61

40

451

2001

67

73

70

72

74

58

43

457

2002

62

69

62

59

69

51

37

409

2003

50

58

64

64

56

52

43

387

2004

59

56

53

62

66

60

42

398

2005

58

69

57

71

76

42

52

425

1 Based on 2004 constituency boundaries