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Roads: Accidents

Volume 502: debated on Tuesday 8 December 2009

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport (1) how many (a) road traffic accidents, (b) road traffic fatalities, (c) accidents involving motorcyclists, (d) fatalities involving motorcyclists, (e) accidents involving cyclists and (f) fatalities involving cyclists there were in (i) Berkshire and (ii) Reading East constituency in each of the last five years; (304632)

(2) how many road traffic accidents in (a) Berkshire and (b) Reading East constituency involved motorbikes in each of the last five years; and how many of these resulted in loss of life in each of those five years;

(3) how many road traffic accidents which occurred in (a) Berkshire and (b) Reading East constituency involved loss of life in each of the last five years.

The information requested is given in the following tables:

Reported personal injury road accidents and fatalities in Berkshire: 2004-08

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

All injury accidents

2,528

2,480

2,532

2,448

2,323

Fatal accidents

36

39

32

34

27

Fatalities

39

44

34

35

27

Accidents involving motorcycles

334

311

296

300

284

Fatal accidents involving motorcycles

5

9

5

7

6

Fatalities in accidents involving motorcycles

5

11

5

8

6

Accidents involving pedal cycles

276

270

286

293

302

Fatal accidents involving pedal cycles

7

0

2

3

0

Fatalities in accidents involving pedal cycles

7

0

2

3

0

Reported personal injury road accidents and fatalities in Reading East constituency1: 2004-08

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

All injury accidents

319

317

335

301

302

Fatal accidents

1

0

4

2

4

Fatalities

1

0

4

2

4

Accidents involving motorcycles

44

40

47

46

35

Fatal accidents involving motorcycles

0

0

1

0

1

Fatalities in accidents involving motorcycles

0

0

1

0

1

Accidents involving pedal cycles

55

66

64

59

55

Fatal accidents involving pedal cycles

1

0

0

0

0

Fatalities in accidents involving pedal cycles

1

0

0

0

0

1 Based on 2004 constituency boundaries.

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport (1) how many fatal road traffic accidents there have been in Reading, East constituency where the major contributory factor was (a) speed, (b) excess alcohol and (c) failure to maintain the vehicle in each of the last five years; (304635)

(2) how many individuals were injured as a result of road accidents attributed to (a) road surface defects, (b) road works and (c) defective road signs in (i) Berkshire and (ii) Reading, East constituency in each of the last five years.

Information on contributory factors to road accidents is not available below Government office region level.

Information about contributory factors can be found in Article 4 in the Reported Road Casualties Great Britain: 2008 Annual Report, copies of which have been deposited in the Libraries of the House.

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what statistics his Department collects on road traffic accidents involving newly-qualified drivers; and how many such accidents occurred in Reading, East constituency in the last five years. (304636)

Information regarding the length of time individuals involved in road accidents have held a driving licence is not routinely collected by the Department for Transport.

The Department has published research into new and learner drivers, Road Safety Research Report No. 81—Cohort II: A Study of Learner and New Drivers, part of which looked at their involvement in road accidents.

A copy of this report has been deposited in the Libraries of the House.