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Lancashire( 3)
Number of accidents
2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
Gender Age Injury Fatal Injury Fatal Injury Fatal Injury Fatal Injury Fatal

Male

Under 17

712

6

689

11

661

7

667

5

619

8

17-19

434

8

432

13

461

8

450

7

490

8

20-24

518

14

473

16

499

11

538

15

540

17

25-29

449

13

332

14

371

7

396

8

380

5

30-34

436

7

366

9

405

7

385

10

362

9

35-39

394

9

373

6

398

6

373

10

407

8

40-49

548

6

514

10

578

9

565

15

589

8

50-59

358

3

346

6

383

10

367

10

363

6

60-69

185

3

192

5

202

2

192

6

177

8

70+

192

12

153

13

158

6

184

13

171

7

Total(2)

3,692

52

3,408

69

3,597

46

3,553

75

3,472

56

Female

Under 17

502

1

414

7

461

3

450

3

418

5

17-19

296

6

255

6

272

3

296

1

304

6

20-24

399

3

370

3

390

2

380

2

422

2

25-29

346

3

284

3

293

2

336

3

312

1

30-34

362

1

311

1

307

1

276

3

267

1

35-39

311

2

267

4

232

0

322

0

305

1

40-49

442

1

411

3

449

3

467

7

442

6

50-59

344

1

303

7

287

3

327

4

294

2

60-69

195

3

193

4

163

2

178

2

178

5

70+

198

12

201

11

183

3

185

9

196

3

Total(2)

2,877

25

2,572

33

2,621

21

2,714

30

2,679

25

(1) Ribble Valley constituency, based on 2004 parliamentary constituency boundaries.
(2) May be less than the sum of the age bands as an accident may involve casualties from more than one age band. Also includes cases where age is missing.
(3) Includes Lancashire county council, Blackburn and Blackpool.

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Mr. Evans: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps her Department has taken in the last 10 years to reduce road casualties. [174445]

Jim Fitzpatrick: In 2000, we published ‘Tomorrow's Roads: Safer for Everyone’, our road safety strategy to 2010. This contained a wealth of actions to educate road users, improve the road environment and enforce road safety offences. The strategy also contained a commitment to achieve by 2010:

A review of the strategy earlier this year found that, while there was a need to improve further in a number of respects, progress against the targets was good:

We expect to consult next year on a strategy for the period from 2010.

Mr. Evans: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many road accidents there were which resulted in (a) injury and (b) death on the (i) A59 and (ii) M6 within the borders of Lancashire County Council area in each of the last 10 years; and what the ratio of these figures was to total traffic volume in each year. [174448]

Jim Fitzpatrick: The information requested is given in the tables.


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