10 million illegal and dangerous tyres on British roads


Published on 18 July 2016 by Robert Drane


Filed under categories: Campaigning, The world of motorcycling

Research by TyreSafe has shown that more than one in four motorists replace their tyres when they have already reached illegal levels of wear.

This means there are 10 million illegal and dangerous tyres on the road today.

Between 2010-2014, 989 people were killed or seriously injured in tyre-related incidents in Britain. Illegal tyres are an issue which affects all road users. Tyre condition and tread-depth have a direct affect on the braking, acceleration and cornering of vehicles.

Stuart Jackson, TyreSafe chairman, said: “In combination with the number of casualties resulting from tyre-related incidents, the MoT failure rate due to defective tyres and surveys of British motorists’ awareness of tyre safety issues, there is unquestionable evidence that attitudes need to change.”

Watch TyreSafe’s video for their 2016 campaign below:



Find out more at tyresafe.org.