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Roads: Accidents

Volume 458: debated on Thursday 29 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) how many road traffic accidents occurred in (a) Eastbourne and (b) East Sussex in each year since 1997; (130939)

(2) how many accident blackspots have been identified in (a) Eastbourne and (b) East Sussex; and what steps his Department has undertaken to reduce the number of accidents in such locations.

The number of reported personal injury road accidents in Eastbourne and East Sussex (excluding Brighton and Hove) in each year since 1997 is given in the table.

Number of reported personal injury accidents in Eastbourne and East Sussex, 1997 to 2005

Eastbourne

East Sussex1

1997

279

1,989

1998

338

2,040

1999

335

1,991

2000

320

1,941

2001

308

1,737

2002

356

1,823

2003

343

1,811

2004

309

1,720

2005

306

1,703

1 Includes Eastbourne but excludes Brighton and Hove

There is no standard definition for an accident blackspot. The assessment of local accident blackspots is a matter for the relevant local highway authorities.