Transport Department - Figure 4.8 Vehicle contributory factors by severity of accident 2002

 

Vehicle contributory factorSeverity of accidentTotal
Fatal Serious Slight
Inadequate or no lights 0 1 5 6
Tyre blown out before impact 0 6 12 18
Defective body work 2 6 11 19
Defective steering 0 1 1 2
Defective brake 1 27 54 82
Defective lights: front 0 1 0 1
Defective lights: rear 0 0 0 0
Defective lights: brake 0 0 0 0
Defective lights: indicator 0 0 0 0
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 5 7
Defective load: insecure 0 2 1 3
Defective load: apparent overload 0 2 2 4
Defective load: dangerous projection 0 0 1 1
Defective or illegal tyre 0 5 11 16
Broken down with hazard warning lights unlit 0 1 8 9
Vehicle not attended by driver rolling down 0 2 3 5
Unidentified vehicle (hit-and-run) 0 14 67 81
Other vehicle factor 12 80 323 415