According to Fleet News in the UK and analysis of the Department of Transport’s data by brake manufacturer Pigid, defective brakes were the leading cause of accidents where a vehicle defect was a contributing factor.
It also revealed the highest number of fatalities due to defective brakes that occurred in 2018 with 15 deaths – representing a 67% year-on-year increase compared to 2017, according to an analysis by Pagid. Defective brakes contributed to a total of 3,894 accidents from 2013 to 2018.
It also revealed the highest number of fatalities due to defective brakes that occurred in 2018 with 15 deaths – representing a 67% year-on-year increase compared to 2017.
According to the article, the second leading vehicle defect were tires. But, these are declining thanks to tire pressure monitoring systems with 11% fewer accidents over the past six years was illegal, defective or underinflated tires, which contributed to 3,449 accidents.
There have been 5,705 casualties in road accidents where defective brakes were a contributory factor over the last six years; 7% more than in accidents where illegal, defective or under-inflated tires contributed.

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