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Roads: Accidents

Volume 492: debated on Wednesday 20 May 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many fatalities resulting from reported personal injury road accidents there were on stretches of roads with a (a) 20, (b) 30, (c) 40 and (d) 50 miles per hour speed limit in each of the last five years. (275831)

The number of fatalities resulting from reported personal injury road accidents on urban/rural by speed limit of the roads in each of the last five years is given in the following tables:

Number of fatalities resulting from reported personal injury road accident, broken down by speed limit and rural/urban, 2003-2007 GB

2003

2004

2005

Speed limit

Urban

Rural

Urban

Rural

Urban

Rural

No.

%

No.

%

No.

%

No.

%

No.

%

No.

%

20 mph1

4

0

0

0

3

0

1

0

7

7

1

0

30 mph

898

74

185

8

787

73

197

9

811

77

179

8

40 mph

164

14

129

6

176

16

137

6

132

13

126

6

50 mph

34

3

121

5

33

3

106

5

24

2

119

6

60 mph

36

3

1,446

63

36

3

1,330

62

46

4

1,300

60

70 mph

71

6

418

18

47

4

364

17

29

3

427

20

All limits2

1,207

100

2,299

100

1,082

100

2,135

100

1,049

100

2,152

100

20062007

Speed limit

Urban

Rural

Urban

Rural

No.

%

No.

%

No.

%

No.

%

20 mph1

13

1

4

0

6

1

3

0

30 mph

769

72

173

8

729

75

170

9

40 mph

181

17

143

7

119

12

134

7

50 mph

25

2

105

5

30

3

95

5

60 mph

38

4

1,292

61

40

4

1,202

61

70 mph

43

4

386

18

49

5

369

19

All limits2

1,069

100

2,103

100

973

100

1,973

100

1 Includes residential 20 mph zones plus areas where by-laws restrict the speed limit to 20 mph.

2 Includes unknown and other speed limits.

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many road accidents in each of the last 11 years were caused by drivers who had been granted a full driver's licence less than one year prior to the accident. (276465)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many children (a) killed and (b) seriously injured in road accidents in each of the last 11 years were not wearing seat belts at the time of the accident. (276466)