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Roads: Accidents

Volume 465: debated on Wednesday 24 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many pedestrians and cyclists aged between 0 and 15 years (a) died and (b) were seriously injured on UK roads in 2006. (160072)

The Department collects personal injury road accidents data only for Great Britain.

The information requested is available from table 34 of “Road Casualties Great Britain: 2006 annual report”. Copies of the report have been deposited in the Libraries of the House. This table can also be found on the Department’s website at the following web address:

http://www.dft.gov.uk/172974/173025/221412/221549/227755/285672/WebTables2140.xls

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what change there was in the number of road deaths of children aged up to 15 years between 2000 and 2006. (160073)

There has been a 12 per cent. decrease between 2000 and 2006 in the number of child (0-15 years old) fatalities resulting from reported personal injury road accidents.

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many children aged up to 15 years (a) killed and (b) seriously injured on UK roads in each of the last 10 years were killed (i) on their journey to or from school and (ii) within 300 metres of their home; and how many were travelling (A) on foot, (B) on a bicycle and (C) in a vehicle in each case. (160074)

The Department collects personal injury road accident data only for Great Britain. Information on the number of children injured within 300 m of their home is not available.

The number of children (aged 0-15 years) (a) killed or (b) seriously injured in reported personal injury road accidents on their way to or from school, by (i) foot, (ii) pedal cycle and (iii) in other vehicles for the past 10 years for Great Britain is given in the table.

Children (aged 0-15)

Number of casualties

Pedestrian

Pedal cyclist

Other vehicles

Total

Killed

Serious

Killed

Serious

Killed

Serious

Killed

Serious

1997

22

934

3

99

0

101

25

1,134

1998

15

847

3

108

7

135

25

1,090

1999

16

765

3

113

3

108

22

986

2000

19

762

2

64

3

81

24

907

2001

16

722

0

53

5

60

21

835

2002

8

718

3

64

2

81

13

863

2003

11

521

1

44

1

41

13

606

2004

10

502

2

35

2

53

14

590

2005

6

448

1

51

4

45

11

544

2006

15

425

1

39

2

33

18

497