There is no doubt that one of the most worrying situations within the European tyre industry which troubles everyone in the market is the continued totally illegal and irresponsible practice of promoting and selling part-worn tyres. This subject has been discussed and challenged by numerous tyre safety organisations throughout all European countries; but still we are faced with shady and unscrupulous dealers whose interest is to solely take motorists money in return for a usually useless worn and dangerous tyre.
I have written about this severe problem several times in previous columns but on a positive note, just recently organisations around Europe have appeared to step up their ongoing campaigns to try once again to stop this serious challenge to responsible tyre sales. An increasing number of tyre safety organisations in Europe and the UK including the European Road Safety’s Tyre Aware campaign, European Tyre & Rubber Manufacturers Association (ETRMA), European tyre Recycling Association (ETRA), Tyresafe and the National Tyre Distributors Association (NTDA) have all taken an even greater active participation in challenging independent and unregistered part-worn tire dealers.
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