Laura Sharman 20 May 2019

Dangerous tyres putting lives at risk, warn councils

Dangerous tyres putting lives at risk, warn councils image

Part-worn tyres are being sold with serious safety defects, unsafe repairs and incorrect labelling, council leaders have warned.

The Local Government Association (LGA) has issued the warning after latest figures show dangerous tyres led to 17 being killed and 719 road casualties in 2017.

It is warning motorists that they are putting their lives at risk by buying dangerous second-hand tyres, with nearly half of used tyres being sold illegally in some areas.

The LGA said motorists should only buy second-hand tyres that have the required 'part-worn' marking.

Cllr Simon Blackburn, chair of the LGA’s Safer and Stronger Communities Board, said: ‘Dangerous part-worn tyres are putting motorists' lives at risk and blatant, inexcusable breaches of the law are happening with shocking prevalence in some areas.

’Cheap used tyres might be tempting to buy but if they don’t have the correct legal markings, motorists could unknowingly buy illegal tyres which could contribute to a major accident’.

SIGN UP
For your free daily news bulletin
Highways jobs

Senior Service Designer

Royal Borough of Greenwich
£45834 - £56141 per annum + salary up to £48,819 + market supplement
Role
Recuriter: Royal Borough of Greenwich

Lead Service Designer

Royal Borough of Greenwich
£49827 - £61014 per annum + salary up to £52,866 + market supplement
Role
Recuriter: Royal Borough of Greenwich

Senior User Researcher

Royal Borough of Greenwich
£45834 - £53700 per annum + Salary up to £48,819 + market supplement
Role
Recuriter: Royal Borough of Greenwich

Health and Safety EHO

Camden London Borough Council
£40,648
The Health and Safety EHO will be the responsible authority for public safety for licensing and will share this role with the Principal Officer. Camden, London (Greater)
Recuriter: Camden London Borough Council

Senior Welfare Rights Adviser

Camden London Borough Council
£37,638
We are looking for an experienced Welfare Rights Adviser to provide specialist welfare rights advice, information and... Camden, London (Greater)
Recuriter: Camden London Borough Council

Public Property

Latest issue - Public Property News

This issue of Public Property examines how how flexible workspaces can lead the way in regeneration for local authorities, Why local authority intervention is key to successful urban regeneration schemes and if the Government’s challenge of embracing beauty is an opportunity for communities.

The March issue also takes a closer look at Blackburn with Darwen Council's first digital health hub to help people gain control over health and care services.

Register for your free digital issue