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Roads: Accidents

Volume 482: debated on Tuesday 11 November 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many (a) people and (b) children were (i) killed and (ii) seriously injured in road accidents in each of the last 16 years. (234591)

The information requested is given in the table:

Number of casualties

Child (0-15)

Adult (16+)

All

Fatal

Serious

Slight

Total

Fatal

Serious

Slight

Total

Fatal

Serious

Slight

Total

1992

310

7,434

36,443

44,187

3,908

41,144

216,056

261,108

4,229

49,256

257,268

310,753

1993

306

6,670

35,617

42,593

3,493

37,652

216,742

257,887

3,814

45,020

257,301

306,135

1994

299

7,226

37,627

45,152

3,320

38,552

221,960

263,832

3,650

46,540

265,169

315,359

1995

270

6,983

36,536

43,789

3,330

37,866

219,477

260,673

3,621

45,533

261,533

310,687

1996

270

6,719

37,848

44,837

3,304

37,085

229,597

269,986

3,598

44,499

272,481

320,578

1997

255

6,197

38,094

44,546

3,344

36,119

238,193

277,656

3,599

42,984

281,220

327,803

1998

206

5,873

37,366

43,445

3,213

34,315

238,393

275,921

3,421

40,834

280,957

325,212

1999

221

5,478

36,352

42,051

3,183

32,914

234,947

271,044

3,423

39,122

277,765

320,310

2000

191

5,011

34,513

39,715

3,211

32,382

237,129

272,722

3,409

38,155

278,719

320,283

2001

219

4,769

33,281

38,269

3,199

31,559

232,170

266,928

3,450

37,110

272,749

313,309

2002

179

4,417

30,093

34,689

3,221

30,846

226,169

260,236

3,431

35,976

263,198

302,605

2003

171

3,929

27,888

31,988

3,320

29,095

218,477

250,892

3,508

33,707

253,392

290,607

2004

166

3,739

27,095

31,000

3,037

26,790

212,539

242,366

3,221

31,130

246,489

280,840

2005

141

3,331

24,654

28,126

3,051

25,031

207,339

235,421

3,201

28,954

238,862

271,017

2006

169

3,125

22,229

25,523

2,994

25,057

198,442

226,493

3,172

28,673

226,559

258,404

2007

121

2,969

20,717

23,807

2,817

24,285

190,872

217,974

2,946

27,774

217,060

247,780

1 Includes cases where age of the casualty was not reported.

The information is also published in table C on the Department's website at the following web address:

http://www.dft.gov.uk/172974/173025/221412/221549/227755/315281/personaliniury.xls