Insurance claims and tyre wear
TYRES are critical safety items under all weather conditions.
Drivers and operators must understand the consequences if the legal limit of a minimum of 1mm tread depth is absent from 100% of the tread footprint area.
More importantly both the fleet operator and the drivers must understand the role of a tread depth indicator on a tyre — tyre wear may not be level with a tread depth indicator in terms of Regulation 212.
Tread depth indicators on tyres are usually around 1,6 mm higher than the bottom of tread grooves and this means that the old 100 mm legal limit is now generally irrelevant except where a tyre does not have tread depth indicators.
In the event of a crash, insurance assessors will mark the vehicle as illegal.