This latest and last Bank Holiday will not deliver the fantastic weather experienced in April, unfortunately most Bank Holiday drivers will experience rain showers over the weekend. Stuart Jackson, Chairman of Tyresafe said “after the recent prolonged dry spell, the rain showers which are forecast for much of the UK this coming weekend, are likely to make the roads extremely slippery, as the only contact point between a vehicle and road surface, it’s essential that drivers make sure their tyres are in a suitable condition to cope with the potentially hazardous conditions. By taking just a few moments before setting off, drivers can significantly reduce the risk of a weekend ruined by an unnecessary accident.”
Current UK law requires car tyres to have a minimum of 1.6mm of tread across the central three quarters of the tyre, around its whole circumference. Drivers found to be in breach of these regulations, not only risk their own safety and that of other road users, but they can also face a fine of up to £2,500 and three penalty points for each illegal tyre.
Before setting off for your Bank Holiday mini-break or daytrip take some time to ensure that your tyres have adequate tread depth to grip potentially slippery road surfaces and are properly inflated to carry any additional loads such as luggage or extra passengers.