What is a safe tyre?
Lumps, bulges, cuts, tears and tread depth can all make a tyre defective under the law. Take care and get checked today.
Did you know?
Driving on tyres with a depth of under 1.6mm could result in a £2,500 fine per tyre
(£5,000 for goods vehicles) and three points. This could result in a £10,000 fine and
12 penalty points if all tyres are faulty.
Lumps, bulges, cuts and tears can all make a tyre defective under the law.
Tyre performance deteriorates rapidly after 3mm resulting in a 25% reduction in
efficiency which can add 25 feet to your stopping distance in the wet.
RoSPA recommends that tyres are changed once the tread reaches 3mm in depth.
With the introduction of Corporate Manslaughter, Corporate Homicide and Health
and Safety Legislation your duty of care to your employees and others could cost
you 10% of your average annual turnover or more if there are aggravating factors.
Have your tyres checked free next time you have your vehicle in our workshop.