Tyres provide the vital link through which all the forces on the vehicle are transferred to the road and therefore are one of the most important aspects of vehicle safety. Unsuitable, defective or underinflated tyres can cause an accident or at least a catastrophic tyre failure during a journey. Consequently, there are detailed laws concerning the suitability and specification of tyres fitted to motor vehicles and tyre management is an important part in any maintenance programme.

This topic covers the law regarding the fitting of suitable tyres and important aspects of a tyre management programme.

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