Are you sure that your tyres are roadworthy?

how safe are your motorcycle tyres

Published on 28 June 2016 by Robert Drane

This year, TyreSafe marks its 10th anniversary of raising awareness about the dangers caused by defective and illegal tyres. IAM RoadSmart, the UK’s leading road safety charity, has now become an official supporter.

Your tyres are the only material connecting you to the road. Their condition affects your acceleration, cornering and braking. TyreSafe recommends riders to check the condition, tread-depth and pressure of their tyres at least once a month and before long journeys.

Stuart Jackson, chairman of TyreSafe, said: “Tyres are one of a vehicle’s primary safety features and need regular maintenance checks to ensure they are roadworthy.”

Between Aril 2013 and March 2015, there were over 80,000 tyre-related incidents in England. This new support from IAM RoadSmart emphasises the importance of keeping your tyres in check.

For advice on checking your motorcycle’s tyres, visit the TyreSafe website.

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Main image: Honda NTV650 Motorcycle Front Tyre, author Dennis van Zuijlekom. Resized and cropped. Original Avaliable here under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic licence.