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Left-hand Drive HGVs

Volume 453: debated on Monday 27 November 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many and what percentage of reported traffic incidents involved a heavy goods vehicle with left hand drive in each of the last five years; and what percentage of those incidents were attributed to poor visibility or blind spots on such vehicles. (102353)

1,014 personal injury road accidents reported to the police in 2005 involved a left hand drive heavy goods vehicle, 0.5 per cent. of all personal injury road accidents in 2005. In 32 per cent. of these accidents the heavy goods vehicles had “vehicle blind spot” as a contributory factor. This information is not available for years prior to 2005.