Part-worn tyre campaign stresses safety issues

Published on 7 June 2018 by Robert Drane

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A new campaign by TyreSafe is stressing to Britain’s motorists that “Part-worn = part-safe”.

Tyresafe’s new video, Fit and Hope, outlines common safety issues that routinely confront unsuspecting members of the public at the worst possible moment. While part-worn tyres are legal for use on the roads and more than five million are sold each year, an alarming number are sold regardless of being not fit for road use or even being extremely dangerous to use.

As TyreSafe have noted, “During the raid of one premise, 23 tyres were seized with a range of potentially lethal defects including one tyre with an embedded socket in the tread, another with a six-inch nail and many others with severe internal damage.” The charity also highlighted that “Recent investigations have found as many as 94 per cent of the tyres tested do not comply with current regulations and 58 per cent have safety-related defects.”

Stuart Jackson, TyreSafe Chairman said: “Unfortunately, each time TyreSafe carries out an investigation to monitor how part-worn tyres are sold in different regions of the UK, the findings remain worryingly similar. Part-worns are regularly being sold by retailers who, at best, do not fully understand their obligations under the law, or, at worst, have little concern for the safety of those buying their tyres.”

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