HEAVY goods vehicles are usually running with at least one under-inflated tyre, claims new research.
WheelRight, a company that has developed a simple 'drive-over' tyre pressure measurement system, carried out a survey of thousands cars and HGVs at a four-month free-to-use pilot placement of its technology at Keele Services on the M6.
It found that most trucks had at least one under-inflated tyre, while extrapolating the figures for cars suggests that 11 million on British roads are driving on similarly dangerous rubber.
John Catling, CEO of Wheelright, said: “We have taken thousands of tyre pressure readings and have collated some shocking statistics which reveal the true extent of our tyre neglect. Every year, the UK sees approximately 25 deaths and nearly 1,500 serious accidents attributed t...