TREAD CAREFULLY

An investigation suggests that the selling of dangerous tyres could be widespread among some unscrupulous dealers. Reasons given are that legitimate operators are reluctant to report suspicious tyres on customers cars and the public has a lack of knowledge about tyres and is too intent on buying cheap. Trading standards inspectors do not have the power to conduct spot checks on tyre dealers. The article describes defects found in several remould tyres made by one firm which was prosecuted but could only be found guilty of contravention of the trades description act. Other defective tyres sold to an AA investigator included one with an insufficient area of 1 mm tread depth, another with A 30 mm long 13 mm deep cut in the shoulder area; a third tyre had a split around 90 per cent of the circumference in the base of the outer tread groove. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Drive Publications, Limited

    Fanum House, Basingstoke
    Hampshire RG21 2EA,   England 

    Drive Publications, Limited

    Fanum House, Basingstoke
    Hampshire RG21 2EA,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Johnstone, R
  • Publication Date: 1977-1-2

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 16-21
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00156434
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Analytic
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 13 1977 12:00AM