10-year Tyre Ban Now in Force
From today (1 February), tyres aged over 10 years are banned on the front steered axles of lorries, buses and coaches along with all single wheels of minibuses (9-16 passengers seats).
The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) is enforcing the new legislation at roadside checks along with vehicle annual tests.
Updated sanctions policy
DVSA has revised its enforcement sanctions policy to reflect the new offences, which includes affected tyres over 10 years old and not having a date marking that is clearly legible.
- £100 fixed penalty
- endorsable points on the driver’s licence
- a possible prosecution for more than 1 endorsable offence
The categorisation of defects document and annual test inspection manuals for passenger service vehicles and heavy goods vehicles have been updated to reflect the changes.