03 June, 2019

Could you be driving round in a death trap?

Department for Transport (DfT) figures released reveal that vehicle defects directly caused over 1,500 accidents in 2017, of which 32 resulted in someones death and a further 259 results in serious injuries.

 

The most common faults were :

  • Breaks accounting for 570 incidents
  • Illegal or under inflated tyres accounting for 472 crashes
  • Steering, suspension, lighting and mirror faults resulting in a further 400 crashes

 

Even if you know nothing about cars, these checks can easily be prevented by taking your car to one of the national chains for a free health check.

 

You can book yours with any of the following :

 

Kwik Fit

Halfords Autocentres

National Tyres and Autocare