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Tyre Safety Tips
  • Research conducted provides convincing new evidence that worn tyres significantly increase the chances of having an accident on wet roads by increasing the stopping distance.


  • The test results showed that significant increases in stopping distances began to appear when the tyre was worn down to 3mm.  


  • Although the legal limit is only 1.6mm, this research showed tyres with 1.6mm of tread took 36% longer to stop than those at 3mm - which represents an extra 37 metres in wet conditions.


  • Tyre grip when cornering is similarly affected.



 
 
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