§ 113. Mr. Golding
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how many road accidents occurred during each of the last five years due to vehicle mechanical faults.
§ Mr. Eldon Griffiths
In many cases it cannot be established whether or to what extent mechanical faults contribute to accidents but in 1969 the number of vehicles involved in injury accidents with reported defects were as follows:
Brakes 1,830 Tyres 2,091 Lighting 884 Trafficators 151 Other vehicles with suspected defects 5,846
Figures for 1970 are not yet available and comparable data for earlier years were not collected.