WQ84697 (e) Tabled on 07/03/2022

Will the Minister provide the number of collisions that have occurred on the M4 in Wales for the years 2017/18, 2018/19, 2019/20, 2020/21, 2021/22?

Answered by Deputy Minister for Climate Change | Answered on 14/03/2022

Please see below table as recorded via the Stats 19 – Road Accident Database.

Number of road traffic accidents on the M4 in Wales by financial year, 2017-18 onwards

Financial Year Number of Accidents
2017-18 136
2018-19 110
2019-20 125
2020-21 58

 Source: Stats 19 - Road Accident Database

Police recorded road accident numbers throughout most of 2020 were affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic which saw restrictions on how, where and why people could travel within Wales. This is reflected in the decrease shown in the table above for 2020-21.

At present there is no available validated Stats 19 information for 2021-22.