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Road Traffic Accidents on the M5 between jct 22-26

Question

Q1. From January 1, 2016, until December 31, 2016, the total number of road traffic collisions that were reported on the stretch of motorway junction 22, Burnham-on-Sea, to junction 26, Wellington. Please could you provide a breakdown of the number collisions on the southbound carriageway, the northbound carriageway, or slip roads.

Q2. Could you please provide a breakdown, of collisions between January 1 2016 and December 31, 2016, where somebody was killed or seriously injured, suffered any injuries, and where nobody was injured.

Q3. From January 1, 2015, until December 31, 2015, the total number of road traffic collisions that were reported on the stretch of motorway junction 22, Burnham-on-Sea, to junction 26, Wellington.

Please could you provide a breakdown of the number collisions on the southbound carriageway, the northbound carriageway, or slip roads.

Q4. Could you please provide a breakdown, of collisions between January 1 2015 and December 31, 2015, where somebody was killed or seriously injured, suffered any injuries, and where nobody was injured.

Q5. From January 1, 2014, until December 31, 2014, , the total number of road traffic collisions that were reported on the stretch of motorway junction 22, Burnham-on-Sea, to junction 26, Wellington. Please could you provide a breakdown of the number collisions on the southbound carriageway, the northbound carriageway, or slip roads.

Q6. Could you please provide a breakdown, of collisions between January 1 2014 and December 31, 2014, where somebody was killed or seriously injured, suffered any injuries, and where nobody was injured.

Q7. From January 1, 2016, until December 31, 2016, how many cars, on the same stretch of motorway, were issued with Fixed Penalty Notices for speeding.

For the same time period, could you please provide the fastest speed somebody was travelling at, and the location where they were caught. Could you also please provide the same information from January 1, 2015, until December 31, 2015, and January 1, 2014, until December 31, 2014.

Answer

Q1, Q3 and Q5

In order to provide you with information for questions 1, 3 and 5, a search of our calls relating to Road Traffic Collisions between Junction 22 and 26 of the M5 have been searched. Please find the requested information in the table below:

Location

2014

2015

2016

Total

Junction

20

16

23

59

Northbound

97

100

85

282

Slip road

26

23

27

76

Southbound

74

112

95

281

Total

217

251

230

698

Q2, Q4 and Q6

Please find the requested information in relation to injury collisions only in the table below.  Non-injury  collisions are not recorded. Please note that the 2016 data may be subject to change as information is received from local authorities. 

2014

2015

2016

Fatal

Serious

Slight

Fatal

Serious

Slight

Fatal

Serious

Slight

Motor Vehicle Only (Excluding 2 Wheels)

1

3

36

 

 

34

 

1

13

2 Wheel Motor Vehicles

 

1

2

 

2

 

 

 

 

Pedal Cycles

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Horse and Other

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total

1

4

38

0

2

34

0

1

13

Q7

Please find the requested information in the table below. 

January 1 - December 31 2016

Detections

1,317

Speed Limit

Temporary 50mph limit

Speed

108 mph

Location

M5, J23-22 northbound

(J23 to Batch Road overpass)

 

January 1 - December 31 2015

Detections

669

Speed Limit

Temporary 50mph limit

Speed

90 mph

Location

M5, J23-24 southbound

 

January 1 -  December 31 2014

Detections

100

Speed Limit

Temporary 50mph limit

Speed

75 mph

Location

M5, J23-24 southbound

FOI reference: 113/17.

Date of request: 26.01.17.