Drivers and operators of commercial and public service vehicles are being reminded that tyres aged over 10 years fitted to the front-steered axles and all single wheels of minibuses (9 to 16 passenger seats) will be illegal from 1 February 2021.
As Halloween creeps up on us, we thought we’d share with you these recent horror stories that our enforcement officers have spotted on our roads.
In November we released an update to the Guide to Maintaining Roadworthiness. Since then, we’ve received a few questions on what is expected of operators who use older tyres on their vehicles and trailers.
The Department for Transport has issued a safety recommendation on the use of older tyres by buses and coaches. Tyres over 10 years old should be fitted only to the rear axles of such vehicles as part of a twin …