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Heavy Vehicles (Tests)

Volume 32: debated on Wednesday 17 November 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Transport if he will publish in the Official Report for 1981–82, the numbers of heavy vehicles tested at his Department's testing stations, together with success and failure rates, giving details of the reasons for failure.

The information for the year ended 31 March is as follows:

Motor VehiclesPercentage of vehicles inspected
4. Brake pipes reservoir etc.3·282
5. Mechanical brake components1·871
6. Oil leaks1·644
Motor VehiclesPercentage of vehicles inspected
7. Suspension units (attachment)1·555
8. Steering linkage1·454
9. Tyres (condition)1·419
TrailersPercentage of vehicles inspected
1. Service brake performance6·563
2. Secondary brake performance2·841
3. Parking brake performance2·487
4. Brake pipes, reservoir etc.2·140
5. Suspension units (attachment)1·663