Transport Department - Figure 4.8 Vehicle contributory factors by severity of accident 2004

 

Vehicle contributory factorSeverity of accidentTotal
Fatal Serious Slight
Inadequate or no lights 0 5 16 21
Tyre blown out before impact 0 1 17 18
Defective body work 0 5 22 27
Defective steering 0 3 7 10
Defective brake 9 24 56 89
Defective lights: front 0 0 1 1
Defective lights: rear 0 0 0 0
Defective lights: brake 0 2 5 7
Defective lights: indicator 0 0 0 0
Defective vision: glass 0 0 1 1
Defective vision: windscreen wiper 0 1 0 1
Defective vision: rear view mirror 0 1 0 1
Defective suspension: front or rear 0 0 4 4
Defective load: insecure 0 1 10 11
Defective load: apparent overload 0 0 4 4
Defective load: dangerous projection 0 0 2 2
Defective or illegal tyre 2 8 8 18
Broken down with hazard warning lights unlit 0 1 6 7
Vehicle not attended by driver rolling down 0 0 1 1
Unidentified vehicle (hit-and-run) 1 5 48 54
Other vehicle factor 7 125 581 713