When I became a mum safety was of the utmost importance. Sometimes I did go a little overboard and baby proofed my home before my daughter could even crawl but her safety was paramount, and if I could prevent something from happening before it did then I was going to do everything I could.
I always have been, and always will be, concerned about car safety the most. There are so many child related car accidents that I am always super cautious. Our children rearface until they’re two years old and I make sure our car receives all the necessary checks required to ensure it’s roadworthy, especially the tyres. Driving with worn out tyres causes over 10,000 accidents a year, some even ended in a fatality. So I’ve written this post, about car tyre safety, in collaboration with Point-S. (For more information, please see my Disclosure Policy.)
By law, a car tyre should have a minimum tread depth of 1.6mm but anything below 3mm can compromise the safety and performance of the vehicle. You can generally judge this on the tyre by examining the tread bar. If the rest of the tyre is close to, or in line with, the tread bar then it’s time to get some new tyres!
Our nursery is just a short walking distance from our home so we don’t use the car, but we do have a primary school at the end of the road and I see many parents using their cars to take their children to school. It often crosses my mind if many of those parents are aware of the dangers and if they know the importance of car tyre safety. If they are unaware, then what danger are they potentially at risk from?
Worn tyres are less likely to gain traction in rain, snow or ice. They’re more likely to lose their air pressure and have an impact on the steering and braking, which in turn can cause the driver to lose control of the vehicle. This not only puts the driver at risk but the passengers too, as well as other road users, and during the times of the school run a lot of parents have their children as passengers. If they have worn out tyres then they’re putting their children at risk and I know that is something no parent wants.
The price of new tyres is a little daunting but the people at Point-S have a wide variety of tyres to suit every budget! So make sure you pay a visit to Point-S website for full range of tyres in Solihull and get your tyres checked to keep your safety game strong.