Consultation outcome

Banning tyres aged 10 years and older

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Impact assessment restricting the use of tyres on the front axles of heavy vehicles

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Detail of outcome

Response to the banning tyres aged 10 and older consultation which states we have decided to proceed with a ban.,on a precautionary basis, to improve road safety. The ban will apply to tyres fitted to the front axle of:

  • heavy goods vehicles
  • buses
  • coaches

plus to the tyres on all axles of minibuses when fitted in single configuration.

The response includes an impact assessment of the effect of implementing the ban and led to the creation of the ‘SPaTS 1-869 old tyres evidence collection’ research report.

The response and impact assessment were release on 15 June 2020.

Original consultation

Summary

On a proposed ban on tyres aged 10 years and older from heavy goods vehicles, heavy trailers, buses, coaches and minibuses.

This consultation ran from
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Consultation description

The Department for Transport is seeking views on a proposed ban on tyres aged 10 years and older from certain vehicle types, to improve road safety.

We want to introduce regulations that ban the use of tyres aged 10 years and older from:

  • heavy goods vehicles
  • heavy trailers
  • buses, coaches and minibuses

We are also seeking views and evidence on whether to introduce a similar maximum age for tyres fitted to taxis and private hire vehicles.

Documents

Banning tyres aged 10 years and older

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Restricting the use of older tyres on heavy vehicles: impact assessment

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Published 23 June 2019
Last updated 15 July 2020 + show all updates
  1. Consultation outcome and final impact assessment released.

  2. First published.