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Pedestrian killed by defective tyre

15 September 2007

A motorist received fines and penalty points on his licence following the death of a pedestrian as his car skidded out of control in wet weather, caused by an offside defective tyre. Also, the driver of a Porsche 911 was killed when his car careered of the road in wet conditions, his car had two badly worn rear tyres.  According to TyreSafe, around 12 per cent of cars and vans on the roads in the UK have at least one defective tyre and a further 12 per cent have a tyre between 1.6mm and 2mm.

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