Sunday 17 December 2017

Younger drivers out of the loop on tyres

Younger drivers don't look after their tyres, according to a new report
Younger drivers don't look after their tyres, according to a new report
Eddie Cunningham

Eddie Cunningham

YOUNG drivers are at greater risk of an accident because they don't look after their tyres, a new report claims.

More than a third of those aged 18-25 had NEVER checked their tread depth.

Two-thirds had not checked their tread within the previous month, the maximum period recommended between checks.

The research by not-for-profit organisation TyreSafe and young-driver insurer firm, ingenie, also found 25pc admitted they had never checked their tyre pressures.

More than half were not aware the driver is responsible for tyre safety and legality.

The authors say nearly half of young drivers have never been shown how to check the condition of their tyres.

Irish Independent

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