Motorways: Accidents

Department for Transport written question – answered at on 27 June 2019.

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Photo of Alex Sobel Alex Sobel Labour/Co-operative, Leeds North West

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many (a) traffic incidents and (b) fatal traffic incidents there have been on (i) traditional motorways, (ii) motorways running a Smart Motorway Scheme, and (iii) motorways with an all-lane running scheme in the last 12 months.

Photo of Michael Ellis Michael Ellis Minister of State (Department for Transport)

In 2017, the latest year for which figures are available, there were 4,778 reported road accidents involving personal injury on motorways in Great Britain, of which 77 were fatal accidents. These figures can be found in the published Department for Transport statistics table RAS10001: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/755701/ras10001.ods.

Non-injury accidents are not recorded in these statistics. The statistics for motorways are not broken down further for smart motorways or smart motorways with all-lane running.

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