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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.
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|
|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|
|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|