HC Deb 28 July 1982 vol 28 c576W
Mr. Iain Mills

asked the Secretary of State for Transport if his Department has conducted research into the aging and useful life of car and truck tyres; and if he will make a statement.

Mrs. Chalker

A recent survey of worn car tyres indicated that some older tyres can develop a degree of tread separation in service. This has not been shown to be a significant cause of accidents, and there are no plans for further research at present. I have nevertheless advised motorists that, as a matter of prudence, they should check the condition of their tyres regularly.