With DfT data indicating that 194 people died in 2012 as a result of dangerous, illegal, or under-inflated tyres, TyreSafe is reminding motorists about the importance of correctly maintained tyres.
While the figure is a slight fall on the previous year, TyreSafe has warned against complacency.
Stuart Jackson, chairman of TyreSafe, said: “We are pleased that the number of fatalities or serious casualties coming from a tyre related accident has fallen, but this is no time for complacency.
“We are seeing an increased number of drivers who are willing to run their tyres right down to the legal limit in an attempt to save money, and this will reduce their safety on the road.
“While we’ve been successful in helping to remove the most dangerous tyres from the road, average tread depths on cars have reduced recently which has contributed to an actual increase in number of drivers suffering slight injuries."
The warning comes at the start of Tyre Safety Month 2013 (October) during which drivers are being encouraged to check the tyre pressure on their vehicles at least once a month.
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