A U.K. safety organization says
thousands of British motorcyclists are taking risks with illegal,
defective, or under-inflated tires.
The Department of Transport says the
number of motorcycle collisions where poor tires contributed to the
crash rose by 28 per cent in 2009.
"The sharp rise in the number of bike
accidents being caused by faulty tyres is very worrying and
completely unnecessary," said Stuart Jackson, TyreSafe chairman.
"Tyres play a vitally important safety role for motorcyclists and
it is essential that they are properly maintained and looked after.
Simple, regular checks of pressure, tread depth and condition could
have gone a long way to preventing all of these avoidable accidents."
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