Cyclists: Deaths

House of Lords written question – answered on 1st December 2011.

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Photo of Lord Wills Lord Wills Labour

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many pedestrians have been (1) killed, (2) seriously injured, and (3) injured, by cyclists in each of the past 10 years.

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many cyclists have been (1) killed, (2) seriously injured, and (3) injured, on the road in each of the past 10 years.

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

Information regarding reported pedestrian casualties, killed or injured by pedal cyclists, in road accidents: Great Britain, 2001-10 is given below.

Pedestrians
2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Killed 0 4 4 1 3 3 4 1 0 4
Seriously injured 60 47 45 49 61 47 48 52 66 77
Slightly injured 198 158 210 186 215 176 177 208 226 260
Total 258 209 259 236 279 226 229 261 292 341

1 Figures refer to accidents occurring on the public highway (including footways).

The information requested regarding pedal cycle casualties killed or injured is available on the department's website at the link below: http://www.dft.gov.uk/statistics/tables/ras30065.

These statistics are based on personal injury road accidents that are reported to the police. It is known that a considerable number of personal injury road accidents are unreported; in particular it is known that less serious accidents involving pedal cycles are particularly reliable to underreporting. Further information is available from: http://assets.dft.gov.uk/statistics/releases/road-accidents-and-safety-annual-report-2010/rrcgb2010-06.pdf.

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