Ban on Tyres which are over 10 years old
Announced on the 15th of July 2020, in February 2021 tyres used on the front axles of heavy vehicles shall be banned. From February, this law shall apply to vehicles that meet these requirements;
* Front axle of a bus/coach .
* Rear axle of a minibus with single rear wheels fitted.
* Front axle of a good vehicle with a maximum gross weight of 3,500 kg or more
In order to ensure that the new laws are correctly in place and followed, during annual tests they shall check the tyres age. If over the 10 year mark the vehicle shall fail under dangerous. Tyres that do fail are marked as S, this shall result in prohibition and may also the danger of your case getting passed on to higher authority for action against your operator’s license. Another law that came into operation as of February 1st is that vehicles should make sure that the manufacturers date code can be seen on the side of the tyre of all HGV vehicles. This prevents the tyres form spamming over the 10 year mark and keeps the roads a safer place. If a tyre is treated, it is also necessary that the date this took place is also on the tyre.
Still unsure about your tyres?
If you are unsure if your tyres are legal or not, please ensure that they are checked prior to February 1st, and regularly from then onwards. It comes down to the operators responsibility check the tyres are of a good standard and are checked regularly, and any of those that the rules shall apply to are also informed to avoid consequences.
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