However, each year in the UK, more than 1200 road casualties are caused by an accident where illegal defective or under-inflated tyres are a contributory factor.
Part Worn Tyres
What Are Part-Worn Tyres And Are They Safe? | TyreSafe
Adequate tread depth is essential for safe driving on wet roads as the tread grooves help to remove water from the contact patch between the tyre and the road surface, which is essential for effective acceleration, cornering and braking.
Cash-strapped drivers are putting themselves, their passengers and other road users at serious risk of injury by opting for part worn tyres, according to campaign group TyreSafe.
Many drivers buying part worn tyres do so in the belief that they offer better value for money when compared with new tyres. However, this isn't necessarily so and buyers should consider the cost per mm of useable tyre, rather than just the initial purchase price