BVRLA – Promoting Responsible Road Transport
The BVRLA (British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association has published a Guide to Tyres. The document reports on the importance of tyres for all road vehicles and the crucial role they play in a vehicle’s safety, The BVRLA explains that tyres can easily be often overlooked in comparison with other aspects of the vehicle maintenance and inspection.
Low tread depths will reduce the braking capability of a vehicle, resulting in longer stopping distances. This risk is increased with a fully laden motor vehicle as this will have a greater momentum and is therefore even harder to stop safely.A tyre’s tread pattern helps to clear water from its contact patch on a wet road. As the tread depth wears down, it loses the ability to remove water from the tyre surface. This significantly increases the risk of aquaplaning.
Car and van tyres must have 1.6mm of tread depth across the central three-quarters of the tyre width and around the entire circumference. Fleet owners may have a policy in place to replace the tyres when they reach 2mm.
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