|Table 1: Reported personal injury road accidents (1) by selected contributory factors, Great Britain 2006 to 2010|
|Number of accidents (1) with the following contributory factors attributed to the accident|
|(i) Defective lights or indicators||(ii) Dazzling headlights|
|(1 )Includes only accidents where a police officer attended the scene and in which a contributory factor was reported|
Roads: Fatal Accidents
Asked by Lord Stoddart of Swindon
To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will publish details of the number of deaths and serious injuries caused by drivers aged between 17 and 24 and by those aged over 70; and what was the accident rate in both cases.[HL14142]
Earl Attlee: Information that explicitly identifies the cause of accidents is not held by the Department for Transport. However information on factors which, in the opinion of the reporting police officer at the time of attendance, may have contributed to the accident is held by the department and is available from the following address: http://www.dft.gov.uk/statistics/releases/road-accidents-and-safety-annual-report-2010.
The table below shows the number of reported killed or seriously injured casualties in road accidents involving a motor vehicle driver, and the estimated rate of involvement, for drivers aged 17 to 24 or 70 and above in Great Britain for 2010.
|Driver age (years)|