Manda­tory reg­u­la­tions for part-worn tyres

Part-worn tyres must com­ply with the Mo­tor Ve­hi­cle Tyres (Safety) Reg­u­la­tions 1994 (reg seven) re­quire­ments, which state:

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The struc­tural in­tegrity must not be com­pro­mised. They must be free of large cuts, bulges, or lumps, both in­ter­nally and ex­ter­nally. They can have no plies or cords ex­posed. They must have passed an in­fla­tion test.

The orig­i­nal grooves must still be clearly vis­i­ble in their en­tirety and must be to a depth of at least 2mm across the full breadth of the tread, around its en­tire cir­cum­fer­ence.

Part-worns that have not been re-treaded, must show clearly the rel­e­vant ‘E’ mark, along­side which ‘PART-WORN’ must be ap­plied per­ma­nently and leg­i­bly in let­ters at least 4mm high. Part-worns that have been re-treaded must ad­here to ad­di­tional re­quire­ments.

Part-worn tyres are sub­ject to strin­gent rules.

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