HC Deb 26 January 1987 vol 109 cc2-3W
Sir Anthony Grant

asked the Secretary of State for Transport what was the number of road accidents on the A1 road in Cambridgeshire in each of the last three years and the number of deaths and serious injuries resulting; what steps he proposes to make this road safer; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Peter Bottomley

The number of accidents on the A1 trunk road in Cambridgeshire are as follows:

Fatal Serious Slight Total
1984 9 42 93 144
1985 4 43 101 148
1986 12 48 114 174

The 1986 figures are provisional. The numbers of deaths and serious injuries are as follows:

Deaths Seriously Injured
1984 12 56
1985 4 55

The figures for 1986 are not yet available.

Accident rates (injury accidents per million vehicle kilometers) over three-year bands from 1982, are as follows:—

per mvk
1982 to 1984 0.29
1983 to 1985 0.29
1984 to 1986 0.30

The Department has been considering what can be done to improve safety standards. Traffic management and improvements are being undertaken where justified and where resources are available. I shall take the needs of this road into account at the forthcoming programme review.