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Roads: Accidents

Volume 498: debated on Monday 26 October 2009

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what estimate he has made of the average annual cost to the economy of (a) road traffic accidents, (b) road traffic accidents resulting in a casualty and (c) road traffic accidents resulting in a fatality in the last five years. (293685)

The latest figures on the annual value of prevention of (a) road traffic accidents, (b) road traffic accidents resulting in a casualty and (c) road traffic accidents resulting in a fatality are published in Reported Road Casualties Great Britain (RRCGB): 2008 Annual Report on page 28, Table 2c. Copies of the Report have been deposited in the House Library and are also available at:

http://www.dft.gov.uk/pgr/statistics/datatablespublications/accidents/casualtiesgbar/

Annual cost figures for previous years are available in Road Casualties Great Britain (RCGB) annual reports for the corresponding years, available from the same sources.

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many road traffic collisions involved vehicles diverted on rural A-roads as a result of motorway closures in the latest period for which figures are available. (294713)

The information requested is not held by the Department for Transport. The responsibility for rural A roads lies with the relevant local authorities.