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This length of road is now classified as the A12 and forms part of the Greater London Authority Road Networknow known as the Transport for London Road Networkand is the responsibility of the Mayor and Transport for London. This includes the setting of speed limits. Further
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information concerning the speed limits on the road may be obtained from:
Mr. Amess: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many (a) minor and (b) serious accidents occurred on the A102 between the A11 and the A13 in each of the last 10 years for which figures are available. 
|Serious accidents||Slight accidents|
Dr. Ladyman: Following the 200203 public consultation for the sections of the A21 from Tonbridge to Pembury, Kippings Cross to Lamberhurst and Flimwell to Robertsbridge, 221 representations were received opposing the proposed improvements and 1,028 representations were received supporting the improvements. The improvements have been classified as having regional importance and will be progressed subject to regional priorities.
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer of 28 June 2005, Official Report, column 1412W on the A38, how many
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households at (a) each location referred to and (b) the M1 in the Narborough/Enderby area are affected by noise; and at what decibel count. 
|Number of properties/noise|
|Road||68 to 72||72 to 75||Greater than 75|
|A38 Shobnall Road||520||294||71|
|A38 Wyggeston Street||88||55||6|
|M6 Western Downs||277||105||61|
|A38 Branston and Ashmole Branston BNear A38 Junction||15||9||2|
|A38 Branston and Ashmole Branston A Lichfield Road||0||0||19|
|Number of properties/noise|
|Locality/street name||68 to 72||72 to 75||Greater than 75|
Mr. Crabb: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many fatal accidents occurred in each year between 1984 and 2004 on the A40 road between (a) Carmarthen and St. Clears and (b) St. Clears and Haverfordwest. 
|Section between Carmarthen and St. Clears||Section between St. Clears and Haverfordwest|
Jim Dowd: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the implications for road safety of the unregulated use of advertising hoardings in the immediate proximity of motorways and other major trunk routes. 
Dr. Ladyman: Although there is anecdotal evidence to suggest that advertising hoardings in the immediate proximity of motorways, and other major trunk routes, can have a detrimental effect on road safety, the results of studies carried out to date have been inconclusive.
Ms Buck: There are a number of technologies capable of defeating shoulder-fired missiles. The Government are keeping under consideration whether such systems could be realistically applied to civil aviation.
Dr. Ladyman: The Highway Code and road traffic law apply to cyclists as much as to anyone else. It is common knowledge among road users that there is a requirement to stop at red traffic lights. The Department has run frequent publicity campaigns educating cyclists to cycle safely and one third of children receive some form of cycle training, which teaches the rules of the road.
It is an offence under section 36 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 to fail to comply with a traffic sign and the maximum fine is £1,000. The police can also prosecute cyclists who ride carelessly or dangerously and these offences carry maximum fines of £1,000 and £2,500 respectively. Enforcement of the law is a matter for the police.
We disapprove strongly of the behaviour of those cyclists who ride through red lights. It is a danger to others, who might be vulnerable pedestrians such as the elderly or children, and it brings cycling into disrepute with other road users.
Mr. Amess: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many cyclists were (a) injured and (b) killed in road traffic accidents in (i) the Metropolitan Police area of London, (ii) Southend, (iii) Essex and (iv) England and Wales in 200405; and how many were killed in each of the preceding nine years. 
(excluding the Unitary Authorities of Southend and Thurrock)
|England and Wales|
Mr. Amess: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many cyclists have been (a) injured and (b) killed in each of the last 10 years in road traffic accidents caused by passing a red traffic light. 
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