Almost 70 per cent of motorists are driving round the streets of Edinburgh with dangerous tyres.
This is the shocking find of the Fill Up With Air tyre safety campaign organised by Michelin tyres.
Apparently, motorists in the region are among the worst offenders and eight per cent of are driving with a puncture.
The Fill Up With Air campaign, which is its sixth year, was launched this summer with the support of Vicki Butler-Henderson (no stranger to etyres customers, because she appears in our own website videos).
The aim is to promote tyre safety across Europe and as part of the campaign the team called into Asda in Queensferry recently to highlight the dangers to drivers.
The European-wide initiative has named and shamed the UK and Ireland as among the worst nations for driving with under-inflated tyres.
Based on checks of 50,000 cars across 27 countries, only Latvia, Greece, Lithuania and Estonia have a worse record with Austria and Germany being consistently the most safety conscious.
Out of 5,000 UK cars surveyed by Michelin in 2007/08, more than 43 per cent were found to have apparently dangerously under-inflated tyres, risking an accident.
Alex Kapadia, Operations Team