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 electric vehicles there were in Herefordshire in 2019.

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

Electric vehicles are not one of the designated vehicle types collected in a STATS19 reportable accidents. The only vehicle type that could be used in its entirety from STATS19 was ‘electric motorcycles’. Vehicles that had a valid registration mark were matched to the DVLA database, which allowed vehicles with ‘electric’ propulsion to be identified. All ‘mobility scooters’ were included in the analysis, as they are predominantly electric powered when they are without a registration marks. The remaining records were searched in a free text field for the word ‘electric’.

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.

There were 3 reported personal injury road accidents involving electric vehicles, in Herefordshire, in 2018 (of these one included a mobility scooter, one included an electric motorcycle and one included an electric car).

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