§ Mr. Peter Bruinvels
asked the Secretary of State for Transport how many accidents are recorded as having occurred during driving tests; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Peter Bottomley
During the last year for which figures are available, 381 accidents during driving tests were recorded. During the same period (October 1983 to September 1984) 1,797,177 tests were conducted. The percentage on which accidents occurred was roughly 0.02 per cent., about 1 in 4,700 tests. Recorded accidents range from minor incidents such as bumper touches to more serious accidents involving personal injury.