TyreSafe has aired its concern at the implication for road safety of skyrocketing MOT failure rates in the UK caused by defects with vehicles’ tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS). More than 23,000 vehicles required a retest following identification of TPMS issues in 2016 compared with a little over 7,000 in 2015 – an enormous rise of 212%.
Stuart Jackson, TyreSafe chairman, said, “TPMS adds significantly to general tire safety, making it easy for the driver to know if their pressures aren’t at the right level when out on the road. But, clearly, even though Britain’s motorists are being warned there’s a safety issue, they’re choosing to ignore it. Regrettably, this leap in MoT failures due to TPMS defects underlines that a poor attitude to tire safety is not an issue exclusively associated with older vehicles.
“TyreSafe urges motorists to put tire safety higher up their list of driving priorities and check that their tires and TPMS are in roadworthy condition.”
March 14, 2017