HL Deb 08 November 2004 vol 666 c64WA
Lord Hylton

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether any record is kept of the number of badgers killed on British roads; and whether they consider that badgers are a danger to road safety and, potentially, to the occupants of vehicles. [HL4612]

Lord Whitty

The Government do not keep a record of the numbers of badgers killed on British roads. Badgers are not considered a general danger to road safety or the occupants of vehicles, although, as with any medium or larger-sized animal, there is always the potential for adverse consequences for occupants if a vehicle collides with or swerves to avoid such an animal.