Roads: Accidents

Department for Transport written question – answered on 18th March 2019.

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Photo of Martyn Day Martyn Day Scottish National Party, Linlithgow and East Falkirk

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 22 February 2019 to Question 221797 on Roads: Accidents, if his Department will make an assessment of the merits of recording the number of road accidents attributed to glare from (a) LED and (b) halogen bulbs in car headlights; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Jesse Norman Jesse Norman Minister of State (Department for Transport)

The Department periodically reviews the data collection on personal injury road accidents reported to the police, in a process called Stats19 reviews. A Stats19 review started in autumn 2018 and is currently considering what amendments need to be made to the collection.

In making recommendations for change, the review considers evidence on the burden this would impose on the police to collect it, the practicality and likely quality of the data collected and potential benefits in building the road safety evidence base to save lives. We aim to consult on potential changes to the collection in 2020 following detailed engagement with the police and road safety organisations in 2019.

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