ERJ staff report (DS)
London -- Tyresafe, the UK tyre safety body has issued new research showing that more than one in ten drivers is more likely to buy part worn tyres compared with 12 months ago.
TyreSafe's research found that as many as one in six drivers had bought part worn tyres for their car at some point. It also found that younger drivers are much more likely to buy part worn tyres compared with older drivers. One in five drivers aged between 18-34 said they were more likely to buy part worn tyres compared with 12 months ago, whereas only one in twenty drivers aged over 55 said they were more likely to buy part worns.
One of TyreSafe's primary concerns with part worn tyres relates to the internal structure of the tyre. Regulations require that part worns must be free from large cuts, bulges and lumps and must not have any of their plies or cords exposed. However, without a thorough examination of the internal components of the tyre using an x-ray machine, TyreSafe claims it is impossible to tell what unseen damage may have occurred.
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Press release from Tyresafe