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Roads: Accidents

Volume 479: debated on Thursday 17 July 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many fatalities there have been in road traffic accidents per hundred thousand passenger miles in each year since 1995. (219878)

The fatality rates per billion passenger kilometres by road user type in Great Britain from 1995 to 2006 are given in the table.

Number of fatalities per billion passenger kilometres1

Car

Van

Bus or coach

Motorcycle

Pedestrian

Pedal cycle

1995

2.9

1.2

0.8

109.9

56.7

51.4

1996

3.0

1.0

0.2

108.4

55.9

49.8

1997

2.9

1.0

0.3

119.0

57.5

44.8

1998

2.8

1.0

0.4

112.2

50.1

40.0

1999

2.7

0.9

0.2

112.7

50.0

42.2

2000

2.7

0.9

0.3

122.5

49.0

30.5

2001

2.8

0.9

0.2

112.1

47.5

32.6

2002

2.7

1.0

0.4

111.0

42.0

29.4

2003

2.7

0.9

0.2

114.4

41.3

25.3

2004

2.6

0.8

0.4

105.1

35.3

31.8

2005

2.6

0.6

0.2

97.0

36.2

33.4

2006

2.5

0.6

0.3

107.0

35.5

32.0

1 Car, van, bus or coach, motorcycle and pedal cycle passenger kilometres are derived from Traffic data. Pedestrian kilometres are derived from National Travel Survey data.

The information is published on the Department’s website in table 7.1a and 7.1b in Transport Trends 2007 edition, at:

http://www.dft.gov.uk/pgr/statistics/datatablespublications/trends/current/section7safety.xls