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Roads: Fatal Accidents

House of Lords written question – answered on 21st December 2011.

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Photo of Lord Laird Lord Laird UUP

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many lorry drivers have been killed in work-related road accidents in the United Kingdom in the last five years; and what proportion of the total number of lorry drivers on United Kingdom roads are involved in serious road traffic accidents.

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

Table 1 shows the number of HGV (3.5 tonnes or heavier) drivers killed in reported road accidents in Great Britain for 2006-2010.

Table 2 shows the number of goods vehicles of 7.5 tonnes or heavier involved in reported serious injury road accidents per 10,000 drivers of such vehicles in employment (estimated), in Great Britain for 2006-2010. Please note that drivers involved in these injury road accidents may or may not be injured themselves.

Table 1: HGV1 driver fatalities in reported road accidents: GB 2006-2010
Accident Year
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
HGV drivers killed 36 42 20 12 26

1: Heavy goods vehicles over 3.5 tonnes.

Table 2: Estimated number of good vehicles over 7.5 tonnes involved in reported serious injury road accidents per 10,000 drivers of such vehicles: GB 2006-2010 Accident Year
Accident Year
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Reported serious injury road accident involvement rate for goods vehicles over 7.5 tonnes HGVs per 10,000 drivers of such vehicles 39 37 32 29 29

Source: ONS - Labour Force Survey, STATS19

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