HC Deb 24 June 1974 vol 875 cc352-3W
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 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.