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Bicycles: Accidents

Volume 470: debated on Thursday 24 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many (a) cyclists and (b) motorcyclists have suffered (i) non-fatal casualties and (ii) death on (A) urban and (B) rural roads in Great Britain in each year since 1997. (180935)

The information requested is given in the table:

Number of fatal and non-fatal casualties in reported personal injury road accidents by urban/rural roads and road user type GB: 1997-2006

Number of casualties

Urban

Rural

Pedal cyclist

Motorcyclists

Pedal cyclist

Motorcyclists

Fatal

Non fatal

Fatal

Non fatal

Fatal

Non fatal

Fatal

Non fatal

1997

95

20,206

164

15,814

88

4,222

344

8,129

1998

81

18,854

151

16,058

77

3,862

345

8,004

1999

83

18,722

178

17,039

88

3,811

360

8,492

2000

67

17,071

177

18,822

59

3,318

421

8,649

2001

69

15,737

186

19,481

67

3,149

394

8,606

2002

63

14,110

222

18,893

64

2,824

387

8,802

2003

60

14,091

213

18,502

54

2,810

480

9,194

2004

73

13,821

185

17,037

61

2,676

399

7,999

2005

73

13,751

179

16,284

75

2,657

390

7,961

2006

87

13,424

176

15,240

59

2,626

423

7,485

Number of casualties

All1

Pedal Cyclist

Motorcyclists

Fatal

Non fatal

Fatal

Non fatal

1997

183

24,453

509

23,983

1998

158

22,765

498

24,112

1999

172

22,668

547

25,645

2000

127

20,485

605

27,607

2001

138

18,976

583

28,227

2002

130

16,977

609

27,744

2003

114

16,919

693

27,718

2004

134

16,514

585

25,056

2005

148

16,413

569

24,255

2006

146

16,050

599

22,727

1 Includes roads with unallocated urban/rural marker