Trading Standards officers recently organised free tyre testing for motorists in Rhondda, Cynon, Taf, and came up with some worrying results. Officers tested 475 tyres, of which 275 (58 percent) were found to be dangerously out of condition. The officers even went as far as to say that 65 of the tyres needed replacing as a matter of urgency.
During their tour of Rhondda, Cynon, Taf, the Trading Standards officers found that the main areas for concern were low tread depth, incorrect air pressure and general wear and tear.
Equally worrying was the officers’ discovery that the majority of tyres tested belonged to elderly or single females, two groups who are regarded amongst the most vulnerable of motorists.
Councillor John David, spokesman for the communities, commented,”Many of [the motorists] expressed their surprise at the findings, but the simple solution is tyres must be checked regularly as part as the ongoing maintenance of cars.”