Roads: Accidents

Wales written question – answered on 16th July 2008.

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Photo of Dame Cheryl Gillan Dame Cheryl Gillan Shadow Secretary of State for Wales

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many recorded deaths from road traffic accidents there have been in Wales in each of the last five years.

Photo of Paul Murphy Paul Murphy The Secretary of State for Wales

While any road deaths are regrettable the number of fatalities in 2007, at 161, is 25 per cent. lower than the 1994-98 average of 213.

A table showing the last five years data is as follows:

Number of recorded road deaths in Wales 2003-07
2003 173
2004 201
2005 180
2006 163
2007 161

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