Roads: Accidents

Department for Transport written question – answered on 20th May 2019.

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Photo of Jim Fitzpatrick Jim Fitzpatrick Labour, Poplar and Limehouse

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the cost to the economy of road crashes resulting in (a) deaths and (b) serious injuries in the last three years.

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

The latest figures available for the total cost elements of reported accidents are:

Deaths

Serious injuries

2017

£3,571M (at 2017 prices)

£5,490M (at 2017 prices)

A full breakdown on accident and casualty costs by year has been published on www.gov.uk (see https://www.gov.uk/government/statistical-data-sets/ras60-average-value-of-preventing-road-accidents - Table RAS60003 has the total value of prevention for accidents of all severity, by cost element.)

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