§ Mr. Andrew Hargreaves
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will list the number of fatalities in accidents involving heavy duty goods vehicles over the past five years, together with the number of fatalities over the same period not involving heavy duty goods vehicles.
§ Mr. Chope
Following is the information:
Fatal casualties in accidents, 1985–89 Year HGV involved HGV not involved Total 1985 811 4,354 5,165 1986 908 4,474 5,382 1987 910 4,215 5,125 1988 900 4,152 5,052 1989 989 4,384 5,373
This table shows that there was a 22 per cent. increase in fatal casualties in accidents in which at least one HGV was involved between 1985 and 1989.344W
Over the same period, HGV traffic, when measured in vehicle kilometres, rose by an estimated 30 per cent.