Whilst the figures demonstrate that brake failures still feature as one of the top ten reasons for MOT failures, statistics relating to 2017/18 have shown a distinct improvement compared with data from 2013/14. This is encouraging for the industry and demonstrates that continual awareness raising regarding brake testing is working in a positive light.
The findings reveal the following.
Whilst the above demonstrates an encouraging picture it must also be highlighted that there were still 22,000 annual test failures regarding service brake performance in 2017/18. The industry therefore needs to remain proactive and mindful that whilst the recent figures demonstrate an encouraging trajectory, there is still much to be done to continue the trend of improvement. Operators can address this by a number of compliance management mechanisms namely;
According to communication received from the OTC (19 February 2020), frequent brake testing issues raised at Public Inquiry are as follows: –
Taken from the OTC Eshot 19.02.20
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