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Roads: Accidents

Volume 470: debated on Tuesday 8 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate she has made of the percentage of road accidents within the Copeland area which were caused by drivers using hand-held mobile telephones in the last five years. (176644)

Information on the percentage of reported personal injury road accidents within Great Britain that had ‘Driver using mobile phone’ recorded as a contributory factor can be found in table 4b of the “Contributory factors to road accidents” article in “Road Casualties Great Britain” at:

These data are not available at local authority level and are not available prior to 2005. The contributory factor ‘Driver using mobile phone’ includes ‘hand held’ and ‘hands free’ phones.