In UK, Faulty Brakes Caused 570 Accidents in 2017

Defective brakes caused more accidents on the UK’s roads than any other type of vehicle defect last year, Department for Transport statistics show.

In total, vehicle defects led to a staggering 1,539 accidents and collisions on the UK’s roads last year, causing 32 deaths and seriously injuring a further 359 people.

Faulty brakes caused 570 accidents in 2017, resulting in nine fatalities and 129 serious injuries.

Illegal, defective, or under-inflated tyres caused 472 accidents and was the second most common accident-causing car defect, with 14 fatalities and a further 115 seriously injured.

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