UK Tyre Safety
UK Tyre Safety;important to remember that correct tyre care and maintenance is essential for your road safety and tyre life.https://t.co/LfYlJzaPne
As a life time worker in the tyre industry. Then it seems crazy that we in the industry have to keep going on about Tyre Safety. Yet figures show that the amount of road accidents.Thus, due to tyre problems are rising.
One of the main factors has to be the sheer volume of traffic that we now have driving about on the roads of this relevantly small island. We only have to drive to work and back each day to realise how much the traffic levels have grown.
Although I only tend to write about UK Tyre Safety concerning cars and vans, then it should also include any other road vehicle, such as trucks and coaches.
According to accident figures then the main reason for your vehicle having an accident is because your tyres are below the legal limit, (very little tread). The current legal limit in most European countries is 1.6 mm from the centre of the tread outwards.
The chance of having an accident also increases significantly if the road that you are driving on is wet. You would think that this was common sense? But NO? Drivers still think it is a good idea to keep their tyres on until they have a last slither of rubber on the tread. It often also goes further than this and tyres are not replaced until they are completely “Bald”.
UK Tyre Safety
This now brings into play the use of winter tyres. It proves that winter tyres are a great benefit to drivers in all bad weather countries, including us here in the UK. Snow is not the main culprit of accident’s, but WET roads combined with little tread are the thing that drivers must learn about and put into use to make their cars a safer place in inclement driving conditions.
For interesting reading look at the following link…http://ec.europa.eu/transport/road_safety/pdf/vehicles/study_tyres_2014.pdf
Tyresafe do great work promoting the important part that tyres play in road safety?
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