HL Deb 14 February 1994 vol 552 cc2-3WA
Lord Marlesford

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What was the number of fatal accidents on the A.12 trunk road between the northern end of the Wickham: Market bypass and the junction with the A.1094 during each calendar year from 1978 to 1993 inclusive, showing in each case the date, location and number of deaths and what was the average death rate per mile over this 16-year period on this stretch of road and how that compares with the annual death rate per mile on all trunk roads in England.

Lord Mackay of Ardbrecknish

Since 1978 there have been 11 fatal road accidents resulting in 15 fatalities on the A.12 between the start of the single carriageway north of Wickham Market and the junction with the A.1094.

The details are as follows:

Dale and location Number of fatalities
11 November 1978 Little Glenham 500 yards north of C.244 junction 3
15 October 1981 Stratford St. Andrew 50 yards south of C.245 junction 2
22 December 1982 Benhall 70 yards NE of C.246 junction 1
28 November 1985 Marlesford at junction with C.241 1
2 September 1986 Little Glenham 100 yards south of C.244 junction 1
19 September 1987 Stratford St. Andrew 200 metres NE of U.2315 junction 1
31 August 1990 Benhall junction with A.1094 1
26 June 1993 1/3 smile south of junction with C.244 16 July 1993 1

Date and location Number of fatalities
Benhall junction with A.1094 20 August 1993 1
Marlesford,340 yards NE of junction with C.241 4 September 1993 1
Marlesford, junction with U.2213/3820 1

Comparisons of national and local average annual death rates per mile are not available. For comparative purpose the Department of Transport uses accident rates per 100 million vehicle kilometres. These rates are based on all accidents, not just on fatalities. Details in this form are not available for this section of road for the last 16 years but those for the last five years are as follows:

Accident rate per 100 million vehicle kilometres
National A.12 between Wickham Market and Saxmundham
1988 35 38
1989 34 34
1990 33 40
1991 29 20
1992 28 30