Check tyres be­fore go­ing on school run

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Unsolved Murders -

An Ash­ford tyre spe­cial­ist has is­sued a warn­ing to mums on the back-to-school run to check their wheels.

The ad­vice is from Dewi Even­den, man­ager of Protyre in Vic­to­ria Road, af­ter re­search showed a lax at­ti­tude to car safety.

Mr Even­den said: “Par­ents ad­mit that in or­der to save money, they have avoided chang­ing tyres un­til the tread depth is at least the min­i­mum le­gal re­quire­ment.

“We un­der­stand that par­ents face high costs for things like new school uni­forms or class trips, but it’s noth­ing com­pared to the cost of, for ex­am­ple, be­ing caught with illegal tyres – a £2,500 fine for each of­fend­ing tyre.

“But much more im­por­tant is the po­ten­tially life-threat­en­ing risk of be­ing in­volved in a col­li­sion caused by in­ef­fec­tive tyres or brakes.”

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