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Roads: Accidents

Volume 475: debated on Friday 16 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many (a) personal injury accidents and (b) personal injury accidents involving at least one heavy goods vehicle there were on each motorway in each year since 1997. (205106)

The total number of road traffic accidents that have resulted in personal injury (PIAs) and the number involving at least one heavy goods vehicle (HGV), (that is, a vehicle over 3.5 tonnes gross weight), in each year since 1997, are listed in the following tables. The statistics include all motorways that are the responsibility of the Highways Agency.

Table 1a: All injury accidents on motorways (M) by year

‘M’

1997

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

Total

1

1,174

1,212

1,331

1,484

1,356

1,430

1,403

1,351

1,333

1,146

13,220

2

68

58

67

62

66

69

91

104

90

89

764

3

237

258

268

277

254

265

273

296

239

288

2,655

4

610

612

620

677

615

587

604

594

506

570

5,995

5

448

459

492

444

467

465

504

513

493

441

4,726

6

1,270

1,247

1,179

1,252

1,074

1,058

993

1,122

1,017

961

11,173

10

3

1

3

3

4

5

4

8

3

11

45

11

170

162

159

191

198

155

162

181

161

184

1,723

18

51

54

52

26

49

57

59

52

52

59

511

20

135

136

162

188

205

180

189

203

207

210

1,815

23

91

98

101

80

91

86

96

82

111

79

915

25

1,132

1,021

1,110

1,242

1,252

1,227

1,136

1,239

1,254

1,083

11,696

26

7

13

10

21

17

17

18

16

23

15

157

27

162

200

169

191

155

218

190

195

142

153

1,775

40

284

303

321

333

331

314

277

277

308

337

3,085

42

177

152

161

146

157

169

117

152

114

93

1,438

45

2

0

1

4

1

1

0

0

1

5

15

48

0

1

3

2

4

3

2

1

3

1

20

49

1

1

3

1

3

5

3

5

2

1

25

50

17

13

18

16

11

12

15

18

13

10

143

53

80

84

78

88

73

92

68

89

62

68

782

54

20

25

30

33

26

24

30

28

42

33

291

55

29

32

21

35

36

36

38

29

30

35

321

56

140

155

144

143

131

137

139

147

134

169

1,439

57

46

45

55

36

32

37

30

42

28

32

383

58

27

28

29

17

19

23

13

15

20

21

212

60

0

219

278

277

271

239

233

245

221

245

2,228

61

98

95

114

89

126

107

106

125

120

122

1,102

62

616

511

477

496

417

411

482

433

431

411

4,685

65

18

48

40

34

48

53

70

56

59

45

471

66

36

37

27

25

31

33

31

26

25

26

297

67

26

19

19

21

15

14

12

10

14

20

170

69

24

39

28

33

36

53

42

54

43

34

386

180

29

23

32

34

29

30

53

35

31

36

332

181

0

3

0

2

5

4

2

9

0

2

27

271

20

21

19

22

32

37

29

26

21

19

246

602

28

41

33

25

23

17

25

28

25

30

275

606

18

15

17

21

19

16

15

12

18

18

169

621

19

29

45

48

48

45

36

35

38

54

397

Total

7,313

7,470

7,716

8,119

7,727

7,731

7,590

7,853

7,434

7,156

76,109

Table 1b: All injury accidents on A(M) roads by year

‘A (M)’

1997

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

Total

1

238

249

250

280

288

219

189

158

201

282

2,354

3

13

15

13

22

25

17

18

2

1

1

127

38

5

3

3

9

6

8

5

6

3

5

53

66

0

1

0

0

2

0

1

2

5

5

16

74

0

0

0

0

2

1

2

1

0

0

6

194

18

11

14

13

9

10

8

9

10

12

114

308

11

6

10

4

8

10

5

3

0

1

58

404

10

9

12

8

11

6

6

10

4

5

81

627

21

50

27

37

21

10

26

21

19

12

244

Total

316

344

329

373

372

281

260

212

243

323

3,053

Table 2a: All injury accidents (involving at least 1 HGV) on motorways (M) by year

‘M’

1997

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

Total

1

317

316

376

444

365

427

387

407

386

356

3,781

2

23

15

11

7

15

10

21

23

13

13

151

3

36

45

50

45

41

38

52

49

43

42

441

4

96

116

127

135

125

122

117

111

100

103

1,152

5

91

101

123

93

114

119

109

89

115

97

1,051

6

392

388

412

438

396

325

349

406

361

351

3,818

10

0

0

0

1

1

2

1

4

0

1

10

11

38

43

38

41

43

38

39

51

40

47

418

18

10

15

22

8

16

18

18

12

14

17

150

20

45

51

54

77

85

70

81

99

68

74

704

23

6

12

12

5

6

15

7

4

9

4

80

25

339

318

351

438

418

431

417

426

479

397

4,014

26

3

6

4

6

6

3

11

6

7

6

58

27

20

39

27

37

17

36

28

18

19

15

256

40

63

69

90

90

95

84

75

73

98

102

839

42

51

38

39

46

45

54

35

50

35

25

418

45

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

2

3

48

0

0

1

0

2

0

0

0

2

0

5

49

0

0

0

0

1

1

0

2

1

0

5

50

6

4

11

1

5

1

4

6

3

3

44

53

6

9

11

7

4

5

4

8

9

8

71

54

5

8

11

2

1

6

8

3

8

3

55

55

2

2

4

2

2

1

3

1

4

5

26

56

13

30

30

30

24

29

26

22

32

32

268

57

5

4

8

7

8

9

4

5

7

3

60

58

7

3

7

3

1

2

0

1

4

1

29

60

0

51

83

63

81

51

74

56

59

67

585

61

20

15

27

16

25

23

20

21

24

18

209

62

155

161

135

135

103

113

140

150

107

108

1,307

65

1

7

7

4

10

9

10

7

5

8

68

66

9

8

8

7

7

4

3

1

0

5

52

67

5

6

4

0

5

2

1

2

1

4

30

69

5

6

4

4

7

4

5

12

5

3

55

180

13

6

9

11

8

8

12

12

9

12

100

181

0

0

0

0

1

1

0

5

0

1

8

271

4

0

6

5

6

6

4

4

1

2

38

602

3

3

4

4

2

3

3

1

2

1

26

606

1

1

6

0

2

2

6

3

2

4

27

621

1

1

7

3

9

6

4

7

6

8

52

Total

1,791

1,897

2,119

2,215

2,102

2,079

2,078

2,157

2,078

1,948

2,0464

Table 2b: All injury accidents (involving at least 1 HGV) on A(M) roads by year

‘A (M)’

1997

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

Total

1

42

46

53

59

63

68

55

41

51

63

541

3

1

1

0

0

2

2

2

1

0

0

9

38

1

1

0

1

0

1

0

0

0

1

5

66

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

2

0

3

74

0

0

0

0

0

1

1

1

0

0

3

194

2

0

2

0

1

1

0

1

1

1

9

308

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

2

0

0

2

404

1

0

1

2

1

0

0

0

0

1

6

627

2

5

5

3

2

1

3

2

0

2

25

Total

49

53

61

65

69

74

62

48

54

68

603