HC Deb 05 February 1996 vol 271 c7W
Mrs. Dunwoody

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will list the number of vehicles weighing(a) 3.5 to 7.5 tonnes, (b) 7.5 to 17 tonnes and (c) more than 17 tonnes which were involved in crashes producing (i) fatalities, (ii) serious injuries and (iii) minor injuries in each of the last 10 years. [13238]

Mr. Norris

The information requested is shown in the following table.

Number of heavy goods vehicles1 involved in injury road accidents: by accident severity: Greater Britain: 1994
Accident severity
Fatal Serious Slight All injury accident
All heavy goods vehicles involved 633 2,924 11,009 14,566
Of which, gross vehicle weight known1
3.5 to 7.5 tonnes 80 417 1,597 2,094
7.5 to 17 tonnes 65 406 1,551 2,022
More than 17 tonnes 411 1,571 5,353 7,335
Total known 556 2,394 8,501 11,451
1 Goods vehicles over 3.5 tonnes gross vehicle weight.
2 The police record heavy goods vehicles as such as on the STATS19 road accident report form.

However, the exact gross vehicle weight is only known for those cases where a link can be made with the vehicle details held by DVLA.