Buses: Tyres

Department for Transport written question – answered on 4th October 2019.

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Photo of Maria Eagle Maria Eagle Labour, Garston and Halewood

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many public service vehicles inspected by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency were identified as having tyres that exceed the 10-year age limit in the last 12 months.

Photo of George Freeman George Freeman Minister of State (Department for Transport)

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) conducts inspections under: (1) roadside enforcement checks, and (2) statutory annual inspections. During roadside enforcement checks, from December 2018 when the test for tyre age commenced, the DVSA identified 19 public service vehicles with tyres that exceeded the 10-year age limit.

When carrying out statutory annual inspections, the DVSA identified 40 instances of public service vehicles with tyres that have exceeded the 10-year age limit, from October 2018 to September 2019.

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