Roads: Accidents

Department for Transport written question – answered on 15th September 2020.

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Photo of Lord Berkeley Lord Berkeley Labour

To ask Her Majesty's Government, how many (1) road accidents, (2) injuries, and (3) fatalities, of (a) pedestrians, (b) cyclists, and (c) vehicle occupants, were attributed to vehicle drivers using their mobile telephones in the last year for which figures are available.

Photo of Baroness Vere of Norbiton Baroness Vere of Norbiton Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

There were 423 reported accidents in 2018 where a police officer allocated the contributory factor ‘driver using mobile phone’ to at least one of the drivers/riders involved in the accident.

The numbers of fatalities and injuries of road users involved in these accidents are shown in the attached table.

Detailed final statistics on reported personal injury road accidents in Great Britain for 2019 will be published on 30 September 2020. The latest annual published statistics are for 2018.

Table of no. of fatalities & injuries - road users (docx, 19.9KB)

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