Following the results of on-the-spot accident investigations, which indicated that some 3% of accidents are caused by brake defects, an examination of brake defects in two samples of cars was carried out by the Transport and Road Research Laboratory. The survey covered 436 vehicles involved in accidents and 341 vehicles belonging to TRRL staff. Brake system components were inspected and samples taken of brake fluid. The number of defects per vehicle averaged about four in both samples and no significant differences in the number or types of defects found. The relative importance of the different types of brake defect is discussed. /TRRL/

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    • This paper was presented at the Conference on Braking of Road Vehicles, held at Loughborough University of Technology, March 23-25, 1976.
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    Mechanical Engineering Publications Limited

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  • Authors:
    • HOBBS, C A
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  • Accession Number: 00189973
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: No. 1976-5
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: May 26 1979 12:00AM