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|( b ) Deaths|
|Two vehicle accidents in which at least one pedal cyclist was killed : other vehicle involved|
|Car||LGV||HGV||Motorcycle||Other pedal cycle||Single vehicle accidents in which a pedal cyclist was killed with at least one pedestrian casualty( 1)|
|(1) Details of uninjured pedestrians involved in accidents are not held.|
David Taylor: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) how many incidents of dangerous driving were recorded on (a) motorways, (b) the M1 and (c) A roads in each year since 1990; 
(2) how many fatal incidents involving dangerous driving were recorded on each motorway in each year since 1990. 
Jim Fitzpatrick: The information requested is not collected centrally.
David Taylor: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what measures are in place to reduce levels of dangerous driving on motorways. 
Jim Fitzpatrick: The police enforce against the offence of dangerous driving, which carries a penalty of disqualification and up to a two-year custodial sentence (and causing death by dangerous driving, with up to a 14-year custodial sentence), on all roads.
The police also enforce against careless driving (with a maximum penalty of disqualification and a level 5 fine) and, since August, the offence of causing death by careless driving (with a maximum penalty of disqualification and up to a five-year custodial sentence) has also been available.
We are currently consulting on proposals to make careless driving a fixed penalty offence, which would allow the police to enforce against bad driving with a minimum of bureaucracy. The consultation, which includes examples of careless driving can be found online at:
Mr. Jeremy Browne: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the rate of staff (a) absence and (b) sickness absence was in (i) his Department and (ii) each of its agencies and non-departmental public bodies in each year since 1997; what the target rates set for his Department are in each case; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Hoon: The information requested for absence (a) can be provided only at disproportionate cost.
The Department for Transport was established following machinery of government changes in May 2002. Sickness absence is monitored by the central Department and its agencies on a monthly basis. All figures are shown in average working days lost (AWDL):
|2003||2004||2005||2006||2007||1 April 2007 to 31 March 2008||2010-11 Cabinet Office target|
The figures to 2006 have been previously published in National Audit Office Report: The management of staff sickness absence in the Department for Transport and its agencies. The figures are based on an agreed departmental reporting methodology. Figures for 2007 onwards are in accordance with the Cabinet Office reporting methodology introduced for all Government Departments.
Mr. Philip Hammond: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much his Department and its agencies have spent on (a) flat screen televisions, (b) DVD players and (c) stereo equipment in each of the last three years. 
Mr. Hoon: The requested information is provided as follows.
|(a) Flat screen TVs||(b) DVD players||(c) Stereo equipment||(a) Flat screen TVs||(b) DVD players||(c) Stereo equipment||(a) Flat screen TVs||(b) DVD players||(c) Stereo equipment|
|(1) Includes installation costs|
(2) Total expenditure incurred within the last three years is as follows: (a) £4,450, (b) £700, (c) £0. Detailed breakdown by year is not available and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost. The equipment is used for aircraft accident investigation purposes such as analysing witness video and monitoring news coverage of air accidents.
(3) The equipment is used for rail accident investigation purposes such as analysing witness video and monitoring news coverage of rail accidents.
(4) Relates to calendar year 2008
(5) Total expenditure incurred within the last three years is as follows: (a) £30,000, (b) 250, (c) £0. Detailed breakdown by year is not available and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost. Expenditure on flat screen televisions covers the entire estate, including Regional Control Centres.
(6) The information requested can be provided only at disproportionate cost.
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