Consultation to ban tyres aged 10 years and older

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.

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

  • heavy goods vehicles

  • heavy trailers

  • buses, coaches and minibuses

The consultation follows a passionate campaign by Frances Molloy, whose son Michael died in a coach crash caused by a 19-year-old tyre in 2012. Her work with the ‘Tyred’ campaign led to the consultation being launched.

Find out more about the proposals and give your views on the consultation.