Too many drivers are putting their own lives, and the lives of other road users, at risk by driving on worn tyres, according to recent research from the AA.
The research found that as many as 65% of female drivers and 36% of male drivers are guilty of driving vehicles with worn tyres.
The research also revealed that many motorists do not regularly carry out basic safety checks such as tyre pressure checks and tread depth checks.
âTyres arenât âoptional extrasâ â the four small patches of rubber, each the size of your hand, are the only parts of the car that touch the road,â explained AA Tyresâ director David Bruce. âIf theyâre worn, poorly inflated, or damaged, then you really are dicing with death.â
Drivers face a maximum fine of Â£2,500 and three penalty points for each defective tyre on a vehicle. To help drivers avoid these unnecessary penalties, the...