'STAMP OUT THOSE KILLER CARS' CAMPAIGN

A plea is made to the government to introduce legislation preventing cars 'written off' by insurance companies from being repaired and put back on the road without any form of check. Evidence was given at a press conference to show how some badly repaired cars had been sold to the public in a dangerous condition. The history and condition of one such Hillman Imp is described in detail. The way in which 'car ringing' could lead to unsafe cars being sold is also described. Professional opinion supported the view that an inspection scheme was required whereby the repairer was required to get a certificate before a repaired car was resold. It was estimated that only one tenth of the cars written off could be 'seriously repaired'. Quite often faults would not be detected on late models because they would not be eligible for an mot test for two years. /TRRL/

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    INSTITUTE OF AUTOMOTIVE ENGINEER ASSESSORS

    STOWE HOUSE, NETHERSTOWE
    LICHFIELD, STAFFORDSHIRE  United Kingdom  WS13 6TJ
  • Publication Date: 1976

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 15-16
  • Serial:
    • AUTOMOTIVE ENGINEER
    • Volume: 12
    • Publisher: Institution of Mechanical Engineers
    • ISSN: 0307-6490

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00156454
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Analytic
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 13 1977 12:00AM