ERJ staff report (DS)
London -- Figures released yesterday by the UK Department for Transport (DfT) reveal that illegal, defective and under-inflated tyres were responsible for more than 1,210 road casualties in Great Britain during 2010.
The latest Road Casualties in Great Britain report shows that 18 motorists were killed during the year from defective tyres, bringing the number of tyre related deaths on UK roads in the last five years to 164.
â€œThe latest figures are truly shocking and emphasise why we need ongoing action, education and awareness about tyre safety issues,â€ explains Stuart Jackson, chairman, TyreSafe. â€œMaking sure that your tyres are safe and legal is a quick and easy job, yet we still see hundreds of accidents occurring each year because drivers don't make these essential safety checks.â€
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Press release from UK DfT
Press release from Tyresafe