CCTV footage highlights the inconvenience and peril of tyre failure

This still from a CCTV taken on the M62 shows that tyre failure can sometimes have very serious consequences

Compared with the material Facebook considers fit for viewing it is pretty tame stuff, but a video published by TyreSafe and the Highways Agency on the latter’s YouTube channel illustrates very graphically what can happen when tyre maintenance is neglected. The clip is one of a series uploaded in conjunction with October’s Tyre Safety Month and gives a motorway camera view of the moment a tyre fails on the front of an HGV, sending it into the central reservation at speed.

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