HC Deb 13 September 2004 vol 424 cc1392-3W
Mr. Lidington

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate he has made of the accident rate per number of vehicles on the M40 between junctions 3 and 6 in the last year for which figures are available; and what the average accident rate for motorways was in the same period. [188051]

Mr. Jamieson

The Highways Agency publishes accident rates per million vehicle kilometres travelled. On this basis, the accident rates in 2003 for the section of the M40 between junctions 3 and 6 are as follows:

Junctions Accident rate
3 to 4 0.187
4 to 5 0.033
5 to 6 0.087

The national accident rate for a three-lane motorway is 0.089.

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