UK to consider placing ban on old tires

London — The UK government is launching a consultation on legislation to ban tires aged 10 years or over, on buses or mini-buses, coaches and heavy goods vehicles.

The decision was made following a research project that investigated the direct impact of tire-age on safety, the department for transport (DfT) announced 26 Feb.

“We have been working hard to understand the link between tire-age and road safety,” said transport secretary Chris Grayling.

“Emerging evidence and leading expert testimony”, he said, have shown that tires over the…

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