Invalid Vehicles: Accidents

Department for Transport written question – answered on 14th October 2015.

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Photo of Kate Hollern Kate Hollern Labour, Blackburn

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many accidents were reported involving mobility scooters in 2014.

Photo of Andrew Jones Andrew Jones Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

The Department introduced the collection of data on personal injury road accidents involving motorised mobility scooters in 2011. A total of 29 out of 44 police forces supplied data in 2014. Across these forces, the number of reported personal injury road accidents involving mobility scooters in 2014 is given in the table below.

Number of reported personal injury road accidents involving mobility scooters: GB, 2014

Severity

2014 (1)

Fatal

9

Serious

46

Slight

153

All severities

208

(1) Date from 29 out of 44 police forces

The Department expects that all forces will supply data by the end of 2016.

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