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Roads: Accidents

Volume 497: debated on Tuesday 13 October 2009

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many (a) roadworkers, (b) pedestrians and (c) cyclists were (i) injured and (ii) killed on single carriageway roads where road maintenance or other road works were being undertaken, in each highway authority in each year since 1997. (292157)

Data for roadworkers are not available but since 2005 the police have recorded whether pedestrians were injured in the course of ‘on the road’ work, which includes other workers such as those involved in traffic control, postal work and other delivery services as well as road maintenance, although this will only have been reported if it was immediately apparent to the reporting police officer.

A table showing pedestrians (i) injured and (ii) killed while in the course of work on single carriageway roads at sites where road works were being undertaken, in each highway authority in each year since 2005 has been deposited in the Libraries.

Tables showing how many (b) pedestrians and (c) cyclists were (i) injured and (ii) killed on single carriageway roads at sites where road works were being undertaken, in each highway authority in each year since 1997 have also been deposited.