Car insurance: Shameful, and dangerous, motoring habits highlighted

Sunday, 10 January 2010

Many drivers have come to learn first-hand in recent weeks the importance of keeping tyres in good condition and properly inflated, but not all are as keen to reduce their risk of making a car insurance claim by keeping their rubber road-worthy.

Kwik-Fit has released its Tyre Wall of Shame calendar for 2010, which features some of the worst examples of tyres seen on UK vehicles.

The 12 images show the dangerous conditions in which some motorists drive their cars, putting themselves and others at risk of accidents and car insurance claims.

Several tyres are almost completely smooth with no tread left, while others have ruptures and holes; one is even worn down to the steel core.

And the most worrying part is that all these tyres were removed from vehicles on just one day last month.

Ensuring tyres have the legal minimum of 1.6mm of tread and are inflated to the manufacturer's recommended pressure will help keep drivers safe on the roads, especially in the current snow and ice.

Posted by Jessica Jenkins

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