ERJ staff report (BC)
Colchester, UK - Tire safety promotion organisation TyreSafe is advising motorists to make tire safety a higher priority than ever with weather data suggesting that the frequency of extreme rainfall in the UK may be increasing.
TyreSafe cites analysis from the National Climate Information Centre, the UK's official climate record, showing that days of particularly heavy rainfall have become more common since 1960.
The UK Meteorological Office has announced that 2012 was the second wettest year on record.
Stuart Jackson, chairman of TyreSafe, said: "Adequate tread depth is essential for safe driving, especially in wet weather which seems to be increasingly commonplace.
"Tires that do not have enough tread pose a significant danger to the driver, passengers and other road users, so they should be checked regularly to make sure they are safe and legal."
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