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DfT consultation banning older tyres on heavy vehicles

DfT consultation on banning older tyres on heavy vehicles

The consultation follows the 'Tyred' campaign by Francis Molloy, whose son Michael died in a coach crash caused by a 19 year old tyre in 2012.

The consulation launched on 23 June runs for 10 weeks, closing on 1st September 2019 at 11:45pm.  The consultation asks whether older tyres should be banned on buses, coaches, lorries and minibuses as well as whether the ban should be extended to taxis and private hire vehicles.

DVSA have already advised bus operators not to use older at the front of their vehicles and the Guide to Maintaining Roadworthiness has been updated to reflect the advice that older tyres should not be used on the front axles of heavy goods vehicles as well as buses and coaches.