Proposed ban on HGV tyres over ten years old rests on shaky evidence, says RHA

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Government proposals to ban tyres over 10 years old from being used on trucks and trailers are “missing the mark” according to the RHA. The proposals, which could come into force early next year, were prompted by rising concern at the dangers old tyres used on commercial vehicles pose to the travelling public. A DfT consultation document, Banning Tyres Aged Ten Years or Older, points to two examples – a coach crash in 2012 in which three people died, caused […]