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Lorries (Jack-Knifing)

Volume 15: debated on Wednesday 16 December 1981

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asked the Secretary of State for Transport if he will publish in the Official Report how many lorries jack-knifed in fatal and serious accidents in each year between 1969 and 1981; and if he will give the corresponding figures or each country in Europe.

The number of heavy goods vehicles which jack-knifed in injury accidents by severity of accident, in Great Britain in 1979 to 1980, were as follows:

FatalSeriousSlightAll severities
197945169351565
198038165267470
Information on jack-knifing for years prior to 1979 and comparable information for other countries could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.