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Roads: Accidents

Volume 472: debated on Thursday 21 February 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) how many road traffic (a) accidents and (b) fatalities there were in (i) the Bury St. Edmunds constituency and (ii) Suffolk in each year since 1997; (187610)

(2) how many road traffic (a) accidents and (b) fatalities there were involving drivers under the age of 21 in (i) the Bury St. Edmunds constituency and (ii) Suffolk in each year since 1997.

The numbers of reported personal injury road accidents, the number involving drivers under the age of 21, and the resulting fatalities in (i) the parliamentary constituency of Bury St. Edmunds and (ii) Suffolk in 1997 to 2006 are given in the following tables:

Accidents and fatalities in the parliamentary constituency of Bury St. Edmunds and Suffolk: 1997 to 2006

(i)Bury St. Edmunds1

(ii) Suffolk

(a) Accidents

(b) Fatalities

(a) Accidents

(b) Fatalities

1997

332

8

2,224

43

1998

326

3

2,251

23

1999

285

8

2,298

48

2000

352

10

2,312

56

2001

321

6

2,356

53

2002

299

7

2,300

43

2003

333

8

2,341

60

2004

301

5

2,220

42

2005

296

7

2,237

36

2006

282

4

2,087

47

1 Based on the 2004 parliamentary constituency boundaries

Accidents and fatalities involving drivers aged under 21 in the parliamentary constituency of Bury St. Edmunds and Suffolk: 1997 to 2006

(i) Bury St Edmunds1

(ii) Suffolk

(a) Accidents

(b) Fatalities

(a) Accidents

(b) Fatalities

1997

98

2

589

9

1998

95

1

590

3

1999

76

1

623

6

2000

92

4

584

15

2001

84

0

589

9

2002

75

1

573

7

2003

99

0

620

11

2004

73

1

594

9

2005

90

1

645

7

2006

79

0

582

18

1 Based on the 2004 parliamentary constituency boundaries

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many road traffic accidents occurred (a) on the A14 in Suffolk and (b) in Suffolk in each year since 1997, broken down by the day of the week on which the accident occurred. (187613)

The numbers of reported personal injury road accidents on the A14 in Suffolk, and in Suffolk, by day of the week, in 1997 to 2006 are given in the tables.

Reported personal injury road accidents, by day of week: A14 in Suffolk 1997-2006

Number of accidents

Day of week

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

1997

16

19

22

15

16

20

20

1998

18

16

20

11

22

18

18

1999

22

20

17

14

17

16

16

2000

19

27

24

28

14

15

11

2001

17

17

22

23

21

22

16

2002

26

28

20

20

27

21

15

2003

22

22

23

23

14

11

13

2004

17

20

25

23

21

20

17

2005

18

23

33

16

28

15

17

2006

21

22

24

12

20

11

9

Reported personal injury road accidents, by day of week: Suffolk 1997-2006

Number of accidents

Day of week

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

1997

308

328

357

323

385

295

228

1998

328

337

331

310

374

330

241

1999

339

340

327

327

362

314

289

2000

309

319

334

355

427

327

241

2001

382

348

338

328

386

332

242

2002

335

328

314

375

380

321

247

2003

356

343

308

356

393

298

287

2004

289

310

349

374

353

301

244

2005

337

319

361

325

377

283

235

2006

313

283

306

313

390

265

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