I read with some interest the recent news that The Traffic Commissioners for Great Britain are calling for improvements to be made in relation to brake performance testing of commercial vehicles.

It perhaps comes as no surprise that there is little and, in the worst cases, no recorded information on the brake test. In addition, it is worrying to hear that brake testing is failing to be undertaken as frequently as it should be.

It is disappointing to see that despite tragic events such as that of the Bath tipper truck case in 2015, in which the haulage boss and a mechanic were convicted of manslaughter after a  32-tonne truck with faulty brakes killed four people, including a  four-year-old girl, there are still lessons to be learnt.

I would certainly welcome any intervention from the Traffic Commissioners to call for tougher measures on the issue of poor brake testing and the absence of any recorded checks.

Moore Blatch LLP is the winner of the "Rehabilitation First Awards 2017" for collaboration in rehabilitation. We are recognised as leaders in seeking funds from the insurance company to meet the cost of treatment and implementation of an early rehabilitation programme to help maximise recovery after a life changing injury.

Siobhan Thomas is an Associate and part of the serious injury team. If you have suffered a serious injury as a result of an accident the contact our team on freephone 0800 157 7611 or by email siobhan.thomas@mooreblatch.com