Will new labelling system increase our woeful tyre knowledge?

Jon Reay

A SHOCKING number of motorists are in the dark when it comes to tyre safety, according to a new report.

A poll of 2,000 motorists commissioned by tyre manufacturer Goodyear revealed that over half of those surveyed didn't know that the legal limit for tyre tread depth is 1.6mm; 70 per cent said they didn't check the pressure of their tyres at least once a month and 13 per cent thought that stopping distances DECREASED in wet weather.