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Roads: Accidents

Volume 485: debated on Thursday 18 December 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many children have been (a) killed and (b) seriously injured in road accidents when they were passengers in taxis in each of the last 10 years; and how many of those children in each case were not wearing seat belts or using child restraints. (245577)

The numbers of casualties in reported personal injury road accidents for children (0-15 years old) that have been (a) killed and (b) seriously injured when they were passengers in taxis in each of the last 10 years in Great Britain are given in the table:

Number of casualties

Killed

Seriously injured

1998

0

4

1999

0

9

2000

0

7

2001

0

4

2002

0

3

2003

0

9

2004

0

2

2005

1

3

2006

0

1

2007

0

7

A taxi is defined as any vehicle operating as a hackney carriage, regardless of construction, and bearing the appropriate district council or local authority hackney carriage plates. The definition also includes private hire cars from year 2005.

Information on whether seat belts or child restraints were worn in road collisions is not collected.