§ Mr. Patrick Thompson
asked the Secretary of State for Transport if he will give statistics for the nature of injuries to cyclists resulting from accidents involving motor cars during 1984.
§ Mrs. Chalker
The nature of injuries sustained by road casualties is not collected by my Department. However, the following information is available:
Pedal cyclist injuries in two-party accidens with motor cars: 1982–84: Great Britain Fatal Serious Slight Total 1982 132 3,460 16,058 19,650 1983 170 3,898 17,937 22,005 1984* 154 4.018 17,749 21,921 *Provisional.
Definitions of the severity of injury can be found in "Road Accidents Great Britain 1983", a copy of which is in the Library