TyreSafe hosting part worn webinar
TyreSafe will be hosting its first ever webinar on Monday 25th February in a bid to “improve the standards of part worn tyres” being sold in the UK. According to the organisation, the session will provide attendees with a summary of the legislation affecting the sale of part worn tyres. It will also deliver some practical advice on how the tyres should be inspected, common problems to look for and what steps must be taken to ensure used tyres are sold legally.
“We have some well established and very good legislation in the UK regarding the sale of part worn tyres, but as numerous investigations have shown, they’re simply not being adhered to by a large number of retailers,” explains Stuart Jackson, chairman, TyreSafe. “Those failing to comply with the regulations not only risk falling foul of the Consumer Protection Act, but more importantly risk the safety of their customers and other road users.”
It is estimated that more than four million part worn tyres are now sold annually in the UK. Each part worn tyre being sold is required to be inspected against a number of criteria covering its structural integrity, tread depth, standard of repairs as well as being permanently marked as a part worn tyre. However a long line of surveys shows that this generally does not happen.