UK warns over pot-hole damage to under-inflated tyres

ERJ staff report (DS)

London — Drivers are being advised by UK tyre lobby group, TyreSafe, that they can minimise the damaging effects of driving over potholes by making sure their tyres are correctly inflated.

It has been estimated that in 2010 there were 8,000 pot hole related claims in the UK to insurers and the early signs are that 2011 will exceed this due to the damage caused to roads during the freezing weather.

Stuart Jackson, chairman, TyreSafe, comments: “Potholes can cause significant damage to wheels and…

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