Video highlights tyre safety

A new 360° video from TyreSafe depicts the startling difference in braking distances between tyres just below the legal limit and those with full tread.

The film has been devised to immerse viewers in the action so they can safely experience for themselves the lack of control provided by tyres with dangerously low tread depth. The film builds to a dramatic climax as the test car careers through a purpose-built wall – out of control and unable to stop in time.

Following the controlled incident, viewers can see for themselves how much further the vehicle has travelled before coming to a stop compared with the car equipped with almost new tyres – a full 14m, practically a bus length.

Called TyreSafe 360 the film is best appreciated using a smartphone and virtual reality (VR) goggles, allowing viewers to simply turn their heads to get an all-round view of the action. It is available as an app from the Apple Store or Google Play or on TyreSafe’s YouTube channel.

Stuart Jackson, chairman, TyreSafe, said, ‘TyreSafe 360 brings to life the risks of driving with tyres approaching, or just under, the minimum legal tread limit in a manner which has never been done before.’

TyreSafe recommends drivers check their tyres at least once a month and before long journeys.

 

Skip to 1:30 to see the braking test