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Motorcycles: Accidents

Volume 464: debated on Wednesday 17 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many accidents there have been involving (a) motorcyclists, (b) bicycles and (c) only motorcyclists and bicyclists in each year since 1997. (158672)

The number of reported personal injury road accidents involving at least (a) one motorcyclist, (b) one pedal cyclist and (c) no other vehicles or pedestrians but at least one motorcyclist and at least one pedal cyclist, in each year since 1997 is shown in the table—note that (c) is included in both (a) and (b).

Number of accidents involving at least one:

Motorcycle

Pedal cycle

Motorcycle and pedal cycle only

1997

24,928

24,705

5,850

1998

23,188

24,969

5,649

1999

23,221

26,537

5,945

2000

20,866

28,635

6,051

2001

19,316

29,398

6,067

2002

17,373

28,825

5,691

2003

17,300

28,721

5,931

2004

16,922

26,151

5,526

2005

16,856

25,204

4,799

2006

16,440

23,730

4,734