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Accidents (Defective Vehicles)

Volume 718: debated on Wednesday 3 November 1965

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asked the Minister of Transport if he will introduce legislation whereby the owners of vehicles found to be in a dangerous condition after an accident to which the condition of the vehicle contributed are prosecuted at the same time as the driver of the vehicle.

No. It is already an offence to use or to cause or permit the use of a defective vehicle. The driver and owners of such a vehicle are liable to prosecution. The taking and timing of proceedings must be left for decision by the prosecuting authority. The date of the hearing in fixed by the courts.