Following a coach crash in 2013, concerns have been raised that older tyres are more likely to fail catastrophically than younger tyres.
As a result, the Department for Transport (DfT) is currently researching the effect of age on tyre integrity. We expect the results of this research later this year.
The DfT decided to introduce this guidance on the user of older tyres as a precaution while the research is still ongoing.
A DfT spokesperson said: “Once the results have been received and reviewed, we may reconsider or refine our approach to older tyres.” which could indicate possible legislation being drafted.
Keep your eyes peeled for updates in this area.
Please visit http://www.tyred.org.uk/ for more information about the campaign that is driving this initiative.