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Roads: Accidents

House of Lords written question – answered on 9th February 2011.

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Photo of Lord Kennedy of Southwark Lord Kennedy of Southwark Labour

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many fatal, serious and slight road accidents there were from 1997 to 2009; and what is their assessment of the changes in the figures over that period.

Photo of Earl Attlee Earl Attlee Lords Spokesperson (Department for Transport), Lord in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip)

The information requested is available for Great Britain from Table A in the following file, entitled "Reported personal injury road accidents, vehicles involved and their resulting casualties: GB 1979-2009": www.dft.gov.uk/excel/173025/221412/ 221549/227755/315281/AccVehCas19792009.xls

Our assessment is that a number of factors have contributed to the reduction in reported personal injury road accidents in Great Britain over this period. These include policy interventions related to vehicle design, engineering, enforcement and education.

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