Monday 10 October 2016

Are car tyres are safe on the road

car tyre

According to the DVLA statistics 2.72 million vehicles were registered for the first time in Great Britain in 2013

New research shows over a quarter if motorists in the south east could be driving illegally, with their tyres not meeting the legal tread depth requirement.

In the UK, this number rises to over 10 million.

People are being asked to check their wheels as part of Tyre Safety Month.

As winter approaches, the danger of icy or wet roads and challenging weather conditions means it is essential that tyres meet safety standards and regulations.

So what makes a tyre 'road safe'?

The legal tread depth requirement for tyres in the UK is 1.6mm.

Simon Hiorns is Retail Director for Micheldever Protyre and tells Eagle: "Road conditions change very rapidly from 3 or 4 months of generally good weather with dry roads to a lot more wet and icy conditions.

"The conditions of your car and the handling of your car are going to change rapidly.

"Statistics suggest that there have been 5,677 casualties from tyre related incidents in the last five years, so this is where the tyre has been specified as the reason for an accident or an incident."

For more information you can visit the Protyre or TyreSafe website.



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