Tyre service outlets urged to support new safety survey

Conducted in partnership with Highways England, the TyreSafe survey aims to inform tyre safety policy

Tyre service outlets urged to support new safety survey
10 million illegal tyres on Britain's roads in 2015, TyreSafe estimate.

The new research aims to build on results gather during a first phase of research which surveyed over 100,000 car and LCV tyres and found that more than 27 per cent were illegal.

Stuart Jackson, Chairman of TyreSafe, said: “The industry has been saying for many years that there is an issue with the consumers’ attitudes towards tyre safety as we see a worryingly high proportion of dangerous, defective and illegal tyres fitted to vehicles on a daily basis.

“What was needed was evidence to support that belief and the first phase of the TyreSafe survey provided that with confirmation that up to 10 million illegal tyres could be on Britain’s roads in 2015 alone.

“What we need to do now is build on that first phase and compile an even greater body of evidence.”

All that is required is for retailers to complete a sheet on a weekly or monthly basis detailing whether tyres replaced were below 1.6mm; between 1.6mm and 2mm; or above 2mm.

TyreSafe provides all participants with the template and any support which maybe require to complete it.

Those wishing to participate are requested to contact TyreSafe by email using ‘More Details’ below or call 01787 221027.

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