Tests carried out by the British Tyre Manufacturers Association found that, when braking, a car travelling in the wet at 50mph on new tyres with 8mm of tread depth took 25.9m to stop whereas it took 37.8m to stop on worn tyres with 1.6mm of tread depth.
Each year in the UK, more than 1,200 road casualties are caused by illegal, defective or under-inflated tyres.
What to do next:
· Check your tread depth at least once a month by taking the 20p test
· Visit Roy Chapman Ltd during Tyre Safety Month for a free tyre safety check – while you wait service, no need to book!
· Sign up to TyreSafe’s social media channels to receive regular tyre safety advice
· Take a #Tyreselfie and share with your friends on social media to help promote tyre safety month