Check tyres before winter warns police

WITH winter fast approaching Sussex Police are joining forces with safety organisations and motor trade companies to raise awareness of the dangers created by defective or illegal tyres.

PC Phil Barrow said: “While there are the obvious hazards posed by worn tread and damaged sidewalls, even tyres that appear to be in very good shape can have their effectiveness markedly reduced by under or over-inflation, poor balance or tracking and hard to see foreign objects such as nails that may have become embedded between the treads.

“Well maintained-tyres are essential at any time, but become even more important as we head towards the harsher weather conditions that we expect in the winter months.”

An Awareness Day takes place at Priory Meadow shopping centre in Hastings on Saturday.