Roads: Accidents

Department for Transport written question – answered on 1st July 2020.

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Photo of Bill Wiggin Bill Wiggin Chair, Committee of Selection, Chair, Committee of Selection, Chair, Committee of Selection

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many road accidents involving tractors there were in Herefordshire in 2019.

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To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many road accidents involving scooters there were in Herefordshire in 2019.

Photo of Rachel Maclean Rachel Maclean Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

Detailed final statistics on reported personal injury road accidents in Great Britain for 2019 will be published in September 2020. The latest annual published statistics are for 2018.

The number of reported personal injury road accidents involving scooters and tractors in Herefordshire, in 2018 can be found in the below table:

Reported personal injury road accidents, by road user type involved, Herefordshire, 2018

Road user type involved

Number of accidents

Scooter1

1

Tractor2

6

Source: DfT, STATS19

1. Scooters are not one of the designated vehicle types collected in a STATS19 reportable accidents. As such they can only be identified by using a free text field or where the vehicle type includes the word scooter. The only scooter type recorded in Herefordshire in 2018 is mobility scooter.

2. Tractors are not one of the designated vehicle types collected in a STATS19 reportable accidents. As such they can only be identified by linking to other data sources. Vehicles that have a valid registration mark are matched to the DVLA database, which allows additional information to be linked to the records kept by DfT. For this analysis DVLA body types included are agricultural tractor, station tractor and tractor excavator, and the only type excluded was tractor units used for articulated lorries. The only results in body type analysis recorded in Herefordshire in 2018 was for agricultural tractors.

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