Roads: Accidents

Department for Transport written question – answered on 13th November 2015.

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Photo of Daniel Zeichner Daniel Zeichner Shadow Minister (Transport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many deaths occurred on rural roads in 2014 to 2015.

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

In 2014, 1,063 people were killed in reported personal injury road accidents on rural roads in Great Britain. This compares to an annual average of 1,702 people killed in reported personal injury road accidents on rural roads in Great Britain over 2005-2009.

Rural roads are roads outside settlements with a population of 10 thousand or more, excluding motorways.

Data for 2015 will be available in June 2016.

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