§ Mr. Whitlock
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what percentage of road accidents are caused by burst tyres; and what percentage of the total number of accidents so caused involved remoulded tyres.
§ Mr. Carmichael
About 1 per cent. of injury accidents are preceded by one of 353W the involved vehicles sustaining a puncture or rapid deflation of a tyre. No information is available of the proportion of involved vehicles which were fitted with remoulded tyres.