M20: Accidents

Department for Transport written question – answered on 16th November 2017.

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Photo of Helen Whately Helen Whately Conservative, Faversham and Mid Kent

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many (a) fatal accidents and (b) serious accidents took place on the M20 between junctions 6 and 7 and 8 and 9 London-bound and coast-bound in (i) 2013-14, (ii) 2014-15, (iii) 2015-16 and (iv) 2016-17; and how that figure compares to the average number of such accidents for all UK motorways.

Photo of Jesse Norman Jesse Norman Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

The information requested for 2013-14, 2014-15 and 2015-16 is set out in the table below.

Highways England responds to requests for collision data using validated STATS19 data, which forms part of the National Statistics.

FINANCIAL YEAR ( APR-MAR )

Fatal accidents

2013-14

2014-15

2015-16

M20 between junctions 6 and 7 ( coast-bound)

0

0

0

M20 between junctions 7 and 6 ( London – bound )

0

0

2

M20 between junctions 8 and 9 ( coast-bound)

0

0

0

M20 between junctions 9 and 8 ( London – bound )

1

0

0

Serious accidents

2013-14

2014-15

2015-16

M20 between junctions 6 and 7 ( coast-bound)

0

0

0

M20 between junctions 7 and 6 ( London – bound )

0

0

0

M20 between junctions 8 and 9 ( coast-bound)

4

1

3

M20 between junctions 9 and 8 ( London – bound )

4

1

1

The equivalent accident numbers for all UK motorways in each of these years is as follows:

Number of accidents - Motorways

Year

Fatal

Fatal and Serious

2013

97

641

2014

85

680

2015

96

712

2016

87

769

Highways England do not currently have the data available by route for 2016-17.

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