Pressure is being put on the government to ban the sale of used tyres amid increasing safety fears from industry professionals.

20150618 - Calls to Ban Used Tyre Sales

It is estimated that 300,000 vehicles on the roads of Spain are fitted with used tyres, a figure which has increased in recent years due to the financial crisis. One mainstream supplier states that 80% of their business is in the sale of used, rather than new tyres. In addition, it is believed that 60% of all cars over 10 years of age are fitted with used tyres.

Meanwhile, accident investigators say that tyres are a factor in three out of four road traffic incidents, and point out that tyre wear and tear is different on all vehicles, makes and models.

Therefore, 35% of motor industry professionals are now lobbying for the sale of used tyres to be prohibited, a figure backed up by 45% of journalists who work in the sector.

As the most vulnerable part of a vehicle, facing constant abuse and wear, close monitoring and awareness of tyres is crucial to the safe running of a vehicle.

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