Roads: Accidents

Transport written question – answered on 24th November 2010.

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Photo of Mark Tami Mark Tami Opposition Whip (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many dogs were reported to have been killed or injured in a road traffic incident in England and Wales in each of the last five years.

Photo of Mike Penning Mike Penning The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport

The Department for Transport collates information on animals identified as carriageway hazards in reported personal injury road accidents. However, information on the types of animals involved in accidents and whether they are killed or injured, is not collected.

The number of reported personal injury road accidents involving animals in the carriageway, in England and Wales, 2005-09, is shown in the following table.

Reported personal injury road accidents involving an animal( 1) in the carriageway: England and Wales 2005-09
2005 947
2006 977
2007 909
2008 769
2009 760
(1) Excludes ridden horses.

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