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Roads: Accidents

Volume 506: debated on Wednesday 3 March 2010

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport whether he has made an estimate of the number of (a) pedestrians and (b) cyclists injured in road traffic accidents in which the use of a personal music device was a contributory factor in the last five years. (320378)

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many road traffic accidents were recorded in (a) Essex and (b) Southend in each year since 1997. (320645)

The information requested is given in the following table.

Reported personal injury road accidents in Essex and Southend: 1997 to 2008

Essex1

Southend

1997

6,886

692

1998

6,821

698

1999

6,843

717

2000

6,985

745

2001

6,773

686

2002

6,408

656

2003

6,182

612

2004

6,131

571

2005

5,595

540

2006

5,330

523

2007

5,004

466

2008

4,455

450

1 Essex county, including the unitary authorities of Southend and Thurrock