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Lorries: Road Traffic Offences

Volume 475: debated on Friday 16 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many vehicle prohibitions for reasons relating to (a) overweight, (b) driver's hours, (c) mechanical defects and (d) accidents have been recorded since 2003. (206045)

Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA) figures are as follows:

HGV

PSV

LGV

Total

2007-08

Overweight

7,709

36

4,171

11,916

Drivers' hours

14,840

1,489

16,329

Mechanical all1

34,094

2,853

17,659

54,606

Accidents

218

2006-07

Overweight

5,945

35

3,335

9,315

Drivers' hours

11,277

531

11,808

Mechanical all

33,295

3,777

21,534

58,606

Accidents

370

2005-06

Overweight

4,932

26

3,493

8,451

Drivers' hours

10,585

513

11,098

Mechanical all

26,729

3,240

23,812

53,781

Accidents

453

2004-05

Overweight

4,080

24

2,691

6,795

Drivers' hours

8,671

478

9,149

Mechanical all

25,841

3,415

19,458

48,714

Accidents

438

2003-04

Overweight

3,785

17

2,074

5,876

Drivers' hours

6,918

386

7,304

Mechanical all

24,022

3,780

14,811

42,613

Accidents

463

1For 2007-08 figures for mechanical defects are not yet finalised. Those shown are provisional ones.