One third of drivers don’t check tyres

As many as 34 per cent of drivers are putting their lives on the line by not checking their tyres, new research has found.

According to figures from Protyre, 18 million Brits will hit the roads during the August bank holiday and some will risk their lives if they fail to check their tyres.

Those living in the south and the Midlands care for their tyres the least, while one third choose not to check their tyres at all.

Londoners and those aged 18 to 24-years-old are also known for their failure to check for problems.

But the research did say that 43 per cent of drivers pay some attention to their tyres before departing for their holidays.

Phil Brookes, operations director at Protyre, said that many motorists were simply unaware of the safety implications in failing to ensure tyres are safe.

"Unfortunately, there is still a long way to go in educating the public on the importance of tyres, which we are continuously working hard on. We urge all motorists to spend time on vehicle maintenance ahead of their departure this bank holiday," he explained.

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