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Roads: Accidents

Volume 494: debated on Wednesday 17 June 2009

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport pursuant to the answer of 13 May 2009, Official Report, columns 773-74W, on roads: accidents, what the combined duration of road closures in each police force area in the south west was (a) from July to December 2005, (b) in 2006, (c) in 2007, (d) in 2008 and (e) in 2009 to date. (279995)

The table provides the combined duration of road closures, due to road traffic accidents by police force area in the south west for each area of the periods requested.

The information available is for road traffic accidents where the police have requested Highways Agency involvement. No data are held for those occurrences where the police have dealt with an accident alone.

Motorways by police force area from July 2005 onwards

Duration of road closures in hours/minutes on motorways per year

Police force area

July 2005 onwards

2006

2007

2008

2009

Avon and Somerset

34:45

37:04

82:30

54:30

11:30

Wiltshire

n/a

11:50

21:05

38:15

4:25

Gloucester

15:05

13:55

60:35

32:30

1:50

Devon and Cornwall

0:30

2:30

11:10

6:25

0:55

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport pursuant to the answer of 13 May 2009, Official Report, columns 773-74W, on roads: accidents, what the combined duration of road closures on each trunk road referred to was (a) in the period July to December 2005, (b) in 2006, (c) in 2007, (d) in 2008 and (e) in the period January to June 2009. (279996)

The table provides the combined duration of road closures due to road traffic accidents for each trunk road in each of the periods requested.

The information available is for road traffic accidents where the police have requested Highways Agency involvement. No data are held for those occurrences where the police have dealt with an accident alone. Also, the data available for all purpose trunk roads west of Exeter are from autumn 2006 onwards, and from July 2005 for other Highways Agency roads in the south west network.

All purpose trunk roads

Duration of road closures in hours/minutes on all purpose trunk roads per year

Trunk road number

July to December 2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

A30/A35 DBFO

0

28:40

43:25

50:40

22:30

A30 Non DBFO

n/k

14:50

83:30

136:10

44:50

A38

n/k

3:25

63:30

138:20

61:15

A417/A419 DBFO

5:30

11:30

21:00

19:00

5:30

A36

9:15

26:20

60:00

8:50

20:15

A303

12:40

89:10

109:20

61:10

7:45

A30 East of Honiton

1:10

0

0

4:55

0

A4

14:10

0

2:25

0

0

A40

15:10

13:50

6:50

9:20

5:25

A46

11:30

14:50

23:00

12:00

5:00

n/k = Not known