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Roads: Accidents

Volume 487: debated on Wednesday 4 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) how many (a) deaths and (b) serious injuries have been attributed to drivers speeding in the last (i) six months, (ii) 12 months and (iii) five years; (253855)

(2) how many deaths of children under 13 years old have been attributed to drivers speeding in the last (a) six months, (b) 12 months and (c) five years;

(3) how many deaths (a) in total and (b) of children under 13 years old have been attributed to drivers speeding in the last 12 months.

The numbers of (a) killed and (b) seriously injured casualties and (c) deaths of children under 13 years old resulting from reported personal injury road accidents, where either ‘exceeding speed limit’ or ‘travelling too fast for conditions’ was recorded as a contributory factor are given in the table for each of the last three years.

Number of casualties

All casualties

Children under 13 old years

Killed

Seriously injured

Killed

2005

793

5,024

9

2006

856

4,998

22

2007

727

4,555

8

Total

2,376

14,577

39

Note:

Includes only accidents where a police officer attended the scene and in which a contributory factor was reported.

Information regarding contributory factors is only available from 2005. Data for 2008 will be available from the end of June 2009.