With the cost of living rising all the time, it appears that motorists are putting themselves at risk by trying to get greater mileage out of their tyres. According to a recent report motorists are avoiding replacing worn or damaged tyres. This is a false economy as it increases the risk of accidents, and may result in criminal prosecutions.
More than 75 percent of the motorists involved in the survey had at least one dangerously worn tyre on their vehicle. It appears that drivers of premium vehicles are the ones most guilty of ignoring the condition of their tyres.
Adrian Walsh, director of Roadsafe, says this is a worrying trend, “This research is worrying. Clearly drivers are delaying the replacement of worn tyres which is a false economy and will place drivers at greater risk of having an accident”.