Roads: Accidents

Transport written question – answered on 13th March 2007.

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Photo of Robert Walter Robert Walter Conservative, North Dorset

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many road fatalities were caused by defective vehicles in each year from 1997 to 2006.

Photo of Stephen Ladyman Stephen Ladyman Minister of State, Department for Transport

In 2005 there were 91 fatalities resulting from reported personal injury road accidents which involved vehicle defects as a contributory factor.

Contributory factor data were not collected prior to 2005, and 2006 data will be published in summer 2007.

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