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Roads: Accidents

Volume 502: debated on Monday 14 December 2009

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport (1) how many accidents involving vehicles in the other motor vehicle category have been recorded by his Department in each of the last five years; (306491)

(2) pursuant to the answer of 26 November 2009, Official Report, column 264W, on “Invalid Vehicles: Accidents”, which types of vehicle his Department includes in the other motor vehicle category.

The number of reported personal injury road accidents involving vehicles in the “other motor vehicles” category in each of the last five years is shown in the table:

Reported personal injury road accidents involving 'other motor vehicles': Great Britain, 2004-08

Number

2004

3,788

2005

2,078

2006

1,970

2007

2,971

2008

3,238

Other motor vehicles are types of motor vehicle that do not fall into any of the main categories recorded by the police. Examples include ambulances, fire engines, motor caravans, motorised wheel chairs and quad bikes. Details of what vehicles are included in the main categories, together with further examples of other motor vehicles, can be found on pages 44 and 45 of the ‘Instructions for the Completion of Road Accident Reports’, which is on the Department's website at the following link:

http://www.dft.gov.uk/pgr/statistics/datatablespublications/accidents/casualtiesgbar/s20instructionsforthecom5094.pdf