Roads: Accidents

Transport written question – answered on 20th May 2008.

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Photo of John Bercow John Bercow Conservative, Buckingham

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what percentage of road accidents which resulted in death or serious injury involved drivers aged (a) over 75, (b) between 40 and 74 and (c) 18 to 39 years old in the last 12 months.

Photo of Jim Fitzpatrick Jim Fitzpatrick Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

The latest reported personal injury road accident data available are for 2006. Data for 2007 data will be published on 26 June 2008.

In 2006, 4 per cent. of reported personal injury road accidents resulting in death or serious injury involved drivers aged 75 and over, 50 per cent. involved drivers aged between 40 and 74 years old and 65 per cent. involved drivers aged between 18 and 39 years old.

The total of these percentages exceed 100 per cent. as some accidents involve more than one driver. Information on damage only accidents is not collected.

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