Transport Department - Figure 4.8 Vehicle contributory factors by severity of accident 2001

 

Vehicle contributory factorSeverity of accidentTotal
Fatal Serious Slight
Inadequate or no lights 0 2 4 6
Tyre blown out before impact 0 6 17 23
Defective body work 0 5 6 11
Defective steering 0 0 1 1
Defective brake 7 29 76 112
Defective lights: front 0 0 0 0
Defective lights: rear 0 0 1 1
Defective lights: brake 0 0 0 0
Defective lights: indicator 0 0 1 1
Defective vision: glass 0 0 1 1
Defective vision: windscreen wiper 0 0 0 0
Defective vision: rear view mirror 0 0 0 0
Defective suspension: front or rear 0 2 2 4
Defective load: insecure 0 2 4 6
Defective load: apparent overload 2 0 1 3
Defective load: dangerous projection 0 0 0 0
Defective or illegal tyre 2 9 10 21
Broken down with hazard warning lights unlit 0 3 10 13
Vehicle not attended by driver rolling down 0 0 2 2
Unidentified vehicle (hit-and-run) 0 16 74 90
Other vehicle factor 5 93 354 452