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01326 377997

UNITS 3-4 TREGONIGGIE IND EST
FALMOUTH, CORNWALL, TR11 4SN

3mm Tyres Campaign

June 1, 2018

3mm tyre campaign

Independent research performed by the Motor Industry Research Association (MIRA) has provided convincing new evidence that worn tyres significantly increase the chances of having an accident on wet roads by increasing the braking distance.

The test results showed that significant increases in braking distance began to appear when the tyre was worn down to 3mm. Although the legal minimum UK tread depth is only 1.6mm, this new research showed that tyres with a 3mm tread had a 25% better performance than those at 1.6mm in wet conditions.

In terms of braking distance this represents an extra 8 metres (25ft). In one test, where a new tyre with a tread depth of 8mm was compared to one with only 1.6mm the braking distance increased by 13 metres (42.25ft) – the equivalent to double the length of a typical living room.

Promoting Driver Safety

On the back of this research, the road safety organisation Roadsafe is planning to launch an autumn campaign to educate motorists on tyre safety and encourage more frequent tyre replacement.

20p test for tyres

Please contact Xpress Garage to have your tyres inspected for free today!

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