Wednesday 2 June 2010
Mr Knight: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many people were (a) killed and (b) injured in traffic accidents on the A1079 in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement. 
Mike Penning: The information requested is given in the following table:
Casualties in reported personal injury road accidents A1079: 2004-08
Thursday 3 June 2010
Mr Knight: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what representations he has received on funding for (a) safety improvements and (b) carriageway widening on the A15 in the last 24 months; and if he will make a statement. 
Norman Baker: The Department for Transport has received no such representations in the past 24 months on either (a) safety improvements or (b) carriageway widening on the A15.
Mr Knight: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent estimate his Department has made of the annual cost to the UK economy of road accidents. 
Mike Penning: The Department for Transport’s latest estimates of the annual cost to the UK economy of road accidents are published in Reported Road Casualties Great Britain (RRCGB): 2008 Annual Report, on page 28, table 2c. Copies of the report have been deposited in the House Library and are also available at:
Vans: Speed Limits
Mr Knight: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will make it his policy to oppose proposals at EU level to introduce a mandatory requirement for speed limiters on vans; and if he will make a statement. 
Mike Penning: Speed limiters are already required on all goods vehicles of over 3.5 tonnes maximum gross weight in the interests of road safety and environmental protection. If there were to be any proposal for limiters to be required on lighter goods vehicles we would want to review the supporting evidence from the EU on costs and benefits carefully before determining what the UK response would be.