Roads: Accidents

Transport written question – answered on 22nd October 2008.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Theresa Villiers Theresa Villiers Shadow Secretary of State for Transport

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many people were (a) killed, (b) seriously injured and (c) injured as a result of traffic collisions involving drivers under the age of 25 years who exceeded alcohol limits in each region of England and Wales in (i) each of the last 10 years and (ii) 2008 to date.

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

The estimated numbers of people (a) killed, (b) seriously injured and (c) slightly injured resulting from reported personal injury road accidents involving at least one driver or rider under the age of 25 years old and over the legal alcohol level in each Government office region in England and Wales in 1998 to 2007 are given in the table.

Number of casualties
Government Office region Severity 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
North East Killed 0 0 0 10 0 0 10 10 10 10
Serious 20 30 20 30 30 20 20 30 30 40
Slight 130 160 150 140 110 150 170 110 150 160
North West Killed 20 10 10 20 10 20 20 20 20 20
Serious 120 70 80 80 90 80 130 130 110 80
Slight 420 410 380 440 460 430 490 470 460 450
Yorkshire and the Humber Killed 20 10 10 10 10 20 20 20 20 20
Serious 70 80 60 50 70 120 70 60 80 60
Slight 330 330 290 310 320 360 410 350 280 260
East Midlands Killed 10 10 10 10 10 0 10 10 20 20
Serious 80 50 50 70 50 50 80 70 70 70
Slight 310 270 230 250 270 240 320 260 270 220
West Midlands Killed 10 10 10 20 10 10 10 20 10 30
Serious 90 80 70 60 80 60 70 50 60 80
Slight 290 270 320 340 370 350 350 340 360 360
East of England Killed 20 0 10 10 10 20 20 20 10 20
Serious 120 100 90 100 90 110 90 90 70 80
Slight 350 300 330 310 320 340 320 380 320 310
South East Killed 20 20 20 30 10 20 20 30 30 20
Serious 110 100 100 120 100 120 100 90 80 80
Slight 500 490 530 510 460 480 520 450 470 480
London Killed 0 10 10 0 10 0 10 10 0 0
Serious 70 50 50 60 60 60 60 40 20 20
Slight 200 190 210 270 290 270 260 180 110 60
South West Killed 20 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 20 20
Serious 60 60 60 50 40 50 70 50 80 60
Slight 310 260 310 280 290 300 320 280 370 310
England Killed 130 80 90 110 90 110 130 150 130 150
Serious 720 600 570 620 620 660 670 600 600 560
Slight 2,840 2,690 2,740 2,850 2,890 2,900 3,150 2,810 2,790 2,600
Wales Killed 10 10 0 0 10 10 10 10 10 20
Serious 60 50 50 40 40 40 50 30 20 40
Slight 180 180 200 240 210 220 230 210 220 160
England and Wales Killed 130 80 90 110 100 110 140 150 150 170
Serious 780 650 620 670 660 700 720 630 620 600
Slight 3,010 2,870 2,940 3,080 3,100 3,130 3,380 3,010 3,010 2,750
Notes:

1. Numbers rounded to nearest 1.0.

2. Figures are estimated using data from the police and from coroners' records. The 2007 and 2008 data will be available in September 2009 and September 2010 respectively.

Does this answer the above question?

Yes1 person thinks so

No0 people think not

Would you like to ask a question like this yourself? Use our Freedom of Information site.