§ Mr. Redmond
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what is the accident rate per lorry mile travelled within the United Kingdom.
§ Mr. Atkins
In 1988, goods vehicles with unladen weight of 1.5 tonnes or more were involved in 13,219 accidents involving personal injury in the United Kingdom. Total traffic for the same class of vehicle was around 27.4 billion vehicle-kilometres, giving a rate of roughly one injury accident for every 2 million vehicle-kilometres. Information on non-injury accidents is not available.