HC Deb 15 July 1997 vol 298 cc129-30W
Mr. Oaten

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what is the road accident rate for the M3 between junctions 10 and 11 since it was opened. [7822]

Ms Glenda Jackson

Junction 10 to 11 is a relatively new junction on the M3 and only 2 years of accident data are available 1995–1996 with 1 and 6 accidents respectively). For small areas or short road lengths, longer time periods are required to ensure a robust estimate. Personal injury road accident data are published in 'Road Accidents Great Britain—The Casualty Report'. Data for 1996 are due to be published in August 1997 and a copy will be placed in the House of Commons Library.

Traffic estimates (the other component of accident rates) have not yet been robustly estimated for this j unction.

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