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Roads: Accidents

Volume 460: debated on Thursday 24 May 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many (a) UK licence holders and (b) foreign licence holders were involved in (i) fatal road traffic accidents, (ii) serious road traffic accidents and (iii) minor road traffic accidents in each year since 1997. (139564)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many vehicles were involved in (a) fatal, (b) serious and (c) minor road traffic accidents in each year since 1997, broken down by number and proportion of categories of vehicle. (139575)

The number of vehicles in reported personal injury road accidents by accident severity broken down by number and proportion of vehicle type is given in the tables.

Number of vehicles involved in reported personal injury road accidents by vehicle type and accident severity, GB: 1997 to 2005

Number of vehicles

Accident severity

Vehicle type

1997

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

Fatal

Pedal cycle

199

167

187

141

145

141

124

144

158

Motorcycle

570

570

617

695

673

694

783

659

620

Car

3,979

3,714

3,634

3,516

3,654

3,728

3,773

3,520

3,465

Bus or coach

129

136

139

136

164

125

119

121

108

LGV

309

290

262

279

302

296

320

267

261

HGV

572

595

617

565

588

570

533

472

520

Other motor vehicle

63

81

83

91

74

87

86

80

62

Other non-motor vehicle

14

11

5

6

12

4

12

10

8

Total

5,836

5,564

5,547

5,433

5,614

5,647

5,753

5,276

5,204

Serious

Pedal cycle

3,596

3,318

3,164

2,796

2,678

2,442

2,420

2,272

2,339

Motorcycle

6,263

6,294

6,674

7,119

7,094

7,226

7,319

6,400

6,234

Car

44,162

41,627

39,428

38,071

37,091

35,835

33,139

30,896

28,664

Bus or coach

1,387

1,351

1,344

1,313

1,269

1,267

1,200

1,116

1,023

LGV

2,858

2,823

2,414

2,341

2,358

2,258

2,189

1,940

1,819

HGV

2,615

2,482

2,468

2,468

2,322

2,122

1,923

1,670

1,648

Other motor vehicle

599

582

664

683

515

627

477

616

381

Other non-motor vehicle

85

62

79

82

79

74

85

80

63

Total

61,575

58,561

56,267

54,903

53,441

51,862

48,763

45,001

42,176

Slight

Pedal cycle

21,405

19,938

20,131

18,118

16,674

14,949

14,928

14,668

14,542

Motorcycle

18,378

18,650

19,831

21,422

22,317

21,583

21,421

19,798

19,016

Car

290,783

292,453

286,804

288,259

281,155

275,005

263,021

257,426

249,681

Bus or coach

9,725

10,275

10,405

10,284

10,088

9,389

9,620

9,336

8,857

LGV

16,903

16,970

15,376

15,051

15,654

15,201

14,977

13,521

13,998

HGV

11,198

11,449

12,106

12,161

11,903

10,788

10,717

10,374

9,952

Other motor vehicle

2,704

2,830

3,535

3,777

2,662

3,472

2,481

4,091

2,464

Other non-motor vehicle

312

279

318

337

340

288

250

295

254

Total

371,466

372,980

368,678

369,607

361,018

350,816

337,506

329,568

318,856

Percentage of vehicles involved in reported personal injury road accidents by vehicle type and severity of accident, GB:1997 to 2005

Percentage of vehicles

Severity

Vehicle type

1997

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

Fatal

Pedal cycle

3.4

3.0

3.4

2.6

2.6

2.5

2.2

2.7

3.0

Motorcycle

9.8

10.2

11.1

12.8

12.0

12.3

13.6

12.5

11.9

Car

68.2

66.8

65.5

64.7

65.1

66.0

65.6

66.7

66.6

Bus or coach

2.2

2.4

2.5

2.5

2.9

2.2

2.1

2.3

2.1

LGV

5.3

5.2

4.7

5.1

5.4

5.2

5.6

5.1

5.0

HGV

9.8

10.7

11.1

10.4

10.5

10.1

9.3

8.9

10.0

Other motor vehicle

1.1

1.5

1.5

1.7

1.3

1.5

1.5

1.5

1.2

Other non-motor vehicle

0.2

0.2

0.1

0.1

0.2

0.1

0.2

0.2

0.2

Total

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

Serious

Pedal cycle

5.8

5.7

5.6

5.1

5.0

4.7

5.0

5.0

5.5

Motorcycle

10.2

10.7

11.9

13.0

13.3

13.9

15.0

14.2

14.8

Car

71.7

71.1

70.1

69.3

69.4

69.1

68.0

68.7

68.0

Bus or coach

2.3

2.3

2.4

2.4

2.4

2.4

2.5

2.5

2.4

LGV

4.6

4.8

4.3

4.3

4.4

4.4

4.5

4.3

4.3

HGV

4.2

4.2

4.4

4.5

4.3

4.1

3.9

3.7

3.9

Other motor vehicle

1.0

1.0

1.2

1.2

1.0

1.2

1.0

1.4

0.9

Other non-motor vehicle

0.1

0.1

0.1

0.1

0.1

0.1

0.2

0.2

0.1

Total

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

Slight

Pedal cycle

5.8

5.3

5.5

4.9

4.6

4.3

4.4

4.5

4.6

Motorcycle

4.9

5.0

5.4

5.8

6.2

6.2

6.3

6.0

6.0

Car

78.3

78.4

77.8

78.0

77.9

78.4

77.9

78.1

78.3

Bus or coach

2.6

2.8

2.8

2.8

2.8

2.7

2.9

2.8

2.8

LGV

4.6

4.5

4.2

4.1

4.3

4.3

4.4

4.1

4.4

HGV

3.0

3.1

3.3

3.3

3.3

3.1

3.2

3.1

3.1

Other motor vehicle

0.7

0.8

1.0

1.0

0.7

1.0

0.7

1.2

0.8

Other non-motor vehicle

0.1

0.1

0.1

0.1

0.1

0.1

0.1

0.1

0.1

Total

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many and what proportion of (a) fatal, (b) serious and (c) minor road traffic accidents involved a foreign-registered car in each year since 1997. (139609)

The number and percentage of reported personal injury road accidents involving at least one foreign registered car in 2005 is given in the following table.

Reported personal injury road accidents involving at least one foreign registered car, GB: 2005

Accident severity

Number of accidents

Percentage of all reported accidents

Fatal

15

0.5

Serious

84

0.3

Slight

730

0.4

This information is not available for years prior to 2005.

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what percentage of people aged (a) 17 to 23, (b) 24 to 29, (c) 30 to 39, (d) 40 to 49, (e) 50 to 59, (f) 60 to 69, (g) 70 to 79, (h) 80 to 89 and (i) over 90 years were involved in (i) minor accidents, (ii) serious and (iii) fatal road traffic accidents in each year since 1997. (139669)

The information requested is given in the following table.

Percentage of population involved in reported personal injury road accidents, by age and severity: GB 1997 to 2005

Percentage of population1

Age

Severity

17 to 23

24 to 29

30 to 39

40 to 49

50 to 59

60 to 69

70 to 79

80 to 89

90 and over

1997

Fatal

0.02

0.01

0.01

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.07

0.01

0.01

Serious

0.18

0.12

0.09

0.06

0.05

0.05

0.05

0.06

0.03

Slight

1.20

0.86

0.62

0.43

0.33

0.24

0.21

0.18

0.09

1998

Fatal

0.01

0.01

0.01

0.00

0.00

0.01

0.01

0.01

0.01

Serious

0.17

0.11

0.08

0.06

0.05

0.04

0.05

0.06

0.03

Slight

1.17

0.86

0.63

0.44

0.33

0.24

0.21

0.18

0.10

1999

Fatal

0.01

0.01

0.01

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.01

0.01

0.01

Serious

0.15

0.10

0.08

0.06

0.05

0.04

0.04

0.05

0.03

Slight

1.11

0.84

0.63

0.44

0.33

0.24

0.20

0.18

0.10

2000

Fatal

0.01

0.01

0.01

0.01

0.00

0.00

0.01

0.01

0.01

Serious

0.15

0.10

0.08

0.06

0.05

0.04

0.04

0.05

0.03

Slight

1.10

0.83

0.64

0.45

0.34

0.24

0.20

0.17

0.09

2001

Fatal

0.01

0.01

0.01

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.01

0.01

0.01

Serious

0.15

0.10

0.08

0.06

0.04

0.04

0.04

0.05

0.03

Slight

1.07

0.79

0.62

0.45

0.32

0.24

0.20

0.18

0.10

2002

Fatal

0.01

0.01

0.01

0.01

0.00

0.00

0.01

0.01

0.07

Serious

0.15

0.10

0.07

0.06

0.04

0.03

0.04

0.04

0.02

Slight

1.05

0.76

0.60

0.44

0.32

0.23

0.20

0.17

0.10

2003

Fatal

0.01

0.01

0.01

0.01

0.00

0.00

0.01

0.01

0.01

Serious

0.14

0.09

0.07

0.05

0.04

0.03

0.04

0.04

0.02

Slight

0.99

0.73

0.57

0.43

0.30

0.23

0.19

0.17

0.10

2004

Fatal

0.01

0.01

0.01

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.01

0.01

0.01

Serious

0.13

0.08

0.06

0.05

0.04

0.03

0.03

0.04

0.02

Slight

0.97

0.70

0.54

0.41

0.30

0.21

0.18

0.17

0.09

2005

Fatal

0.01

0.01

0.01

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.01

0.01

0.01

Serious

0.12

0.07

0.06

0.05

0.03

0.03

0.03

0.03

0.03

Slight

0.94

0.68

0.52

0.40

0.29

0.20

0.17

0.16

0.09

1 10.00 per cent. indicates that less than 0.005 per cent. of the age group were involved in accidents of the given severity.

The percentages are estimated by dividing the total number of reported casualties in each age group by the GB population estimate for 2005. Casualties will be counted more than once if they are in more than one accident.

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many (a) fatal, (b) serious and (c) minor road traffic accidents were recorded in each year since 1997. (139682)

The number of reported personal injury road accidents by severity for each year since 1997 is given in the table.

Number of accidents by severity, GB: 1997-2005

Fatal

Serious

Slight

All severities

1997

3,298

36,330

200,659

240,287

1998

3,137

34,633

201,153

238,923

1999

3,138

33,267

198,643

235,048

2000

3,108

32,499

198,122

233,729

2001

3,176

31,588

194,250

229,014

2002

3,124

30,521

188,106

221,751

2003

3,247

28,913

181,870

214,030

2004

2,978

26,748

177,684

207,410

2005

2,913

25,029

170,793

198,735