HC Deb 27 February 2001 vol 363 c632W
Sir Nicholas Lyell

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions how many road traffic accidents which have given rise to(a) fatalities and (b) personal injury occurred in each of the past five years for which figures are available; how many of each of the above categories of road traffic accidents occurred in areas subject to (i) a 30 mph speed limit, (ii) a 40 mph speed limit, (iii) a 50 mph speed limit, (iv) subject only to national speed limits for the relevant category of road and (v) on motorways subject only to the 70 mph speed limit; and in how many of each of the above categories of accident excessive speed was a significant cause of the accident. [151283]

Mr. Hill

The information requested is shown in the table. It is not known in how many of the accidents in each category excessive speed was a significant cause.

Road accidents in Great Britain: 1999
Speed limit (mph) Fatal accidents Other injury All personal injury1
30 1,077 151,638 152,715
40 267 18,284 18,551
50 91 3,901 3,992
60 or 70
Non-motorways 1,526 48,812 50,338
Motorways 176 8,942 9,118
All roads2 3,138 231.910 235.048
1 Includes fatal accidents
2 Includes unknown and other speed limits

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