§ 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 3W 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.