§ Mr. Roy Hughes
asked the Minister of Transport what was the estimated average cost per road accident and road casualty, respectively, in Great Britain in 1978, broken down into fatal, serious, slight and damage only.
§ Mr. Kenneth Clarke
The information is as follows:
Average cost per road accident, 1978 (provisional) £ Fatal accident … 69,500 Serious accident … 5,150 Slight accident … 720 Damage only accident … 310
Average cost per road casualty, 1978 £ Fatality … … 61,500 Serious casualty … … 3,660 Slight casualty … … 90
These estimates are based on the costs of lost output, medical and ambulance costs and a national allowance for the costs of pain, grief and suffering. Accident costs also include the costs of police and administration and damage to property.