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Poor tyres could cost your life
Motorists who drive with illegal tyres could be hit with three penalty points on their licence and a fine of up to £2,500 for each tyre.
Poor tyres are the cause of many accidents
There is no doubt about it that tyres and brakes are a major cause of road accidents, not just here in the UK but all over Europe. One of the main offending groups in my
opinion is the young Sound Drivers. This is the category of drivers that we do not see buying tyres, or at least new tyres.
There is something happening to make the younger driver want to risk his life or perhaps they just don’t care about their own safety by using Poor tyres and the other road users. We all know the massive cost of insurance policies for young drivers, a young guy who works for me in our tyre department is having to spend £3000 to insure a small Vauxhall Corsa, but young drivers should weight all these things up before they decide to buy a car and take to the road.
The other alternative, “which in my opinion is just as bad “is that perhaps they are buying Poor tyres part worn tyres, or their parents are forever bailing them out. I think the later will be the case, but we still don’t see many young men calling into us to buy new tyres, perhaps you know better ?
Eric Roberts member of TYRESAFE.ORG