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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2022 6:10 am 
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I received a letter from the council yesterday to say that the government is considering a new mandatory 4mm limit on tyre wear for taxis and PHV's possibly starting in october :sad:

Apparently it's based on statistics from the DVSA and requests from several councils

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2022 6:54 am 
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A tyre starts with 8mm of tread so that means that they would need to be changed whilst they still had 2.4 mm of tread before they become illegal.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2022 7:43 am 
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April fool.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2022 10:50 am 
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jimbo wrote:
April fool.


Phew, id forgotten...


E.On's email about my 50% increase came today, they almost had me there.... =D> =D> =D> =D>

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For a number of years, since at least 2005, RoSPA have been lobbying to have the minimum tread depth increased to 3mm for taxi and ph vehicles. They cited evidence from testing that proved, they claimed, that tyres worn down to 3mm or below had longer stopping distances. This may or may not be true. Of course from time to time they will lobby councils, and no doubt the taxi and ph Licencing association, (naptheleo? Or whatever) So now they have ratcheted the minimum safe level up to 4mm! So why haven’t councils applied this recommendation? And why single out the taxi trade? My view is that it would not be legally enforceable. The force majeure is obviously that the law of the land states that a minimum tread depth of 1.6 mm is the absolute minimum requirement. Good luck with measuring that, officer. Any rule, regulation or standard set by a licensing authority has to be reasonable, and if not so, can be challenged in court, which is why I believe it won’t or shouldn’t happen. It would at the very least double your annual tyre costs.
And regarding road safety, shouldn’t they be “educating” ALL drivers not to drive to close, and too fast?

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2022 6:28 pm 
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our LA state "you cannot fit part worn tyres"

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2022 8:35 pm 
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edders23 wrote:
I received a letter from the council yesterday to say that the government is considering a new mandatory 4mm limit on tyre wear for taxis and PHV's possibly starting in october :sad:

Apparently it's based on statistics from the DVSA and requests from several councils

Would need legislation, so very much doubt it would happen in our lifetime.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 2022 12:07 am 
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If you read the articel I posted on the "news" section the DVSA published failure and prohibition rates. Taxi come bottom o the league with a 65% failure rate on spot-cheks, the commonest cause for prohibition is worn tyres. Maybe that's got something to do with it?

But a local authority can't have a law that is more restrictive than a national law.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 2022 9:24 am 
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roythebus wrote:

But a local authority can't have a law that is more restrictive than a national law.

No, they call them conditions of license or bylaws.

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not the best April fools joke in the world but I think it caused some amusement

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 2022 12:13 pm 
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edders23 wrote:
not the best April fools joke in the world but I think it caused some amusement


Laugh? I thought I’d never start.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 2022 3:26 pm 
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It’s been tried a few times over the years, about 10 yrs ago here in Chester. Tyres had to have a minimum of 2mm, only lasted a year or so and then disappeared.

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wannabeeahack wrote:
our LA state "you cannot fit part worn tyres"


Not sure why anyone would want to fit part worn tyres, but how would anyone know if you did?

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2022 9:27 am 
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Certainly a difficult rule to enforce, and an easy one to get round, but then so are lots of rules and regulations.

As for buying part worn tyres, if my car was written of tomorrow, suspect someone somewhere would be interested in buying four Contis with a couple of thousand miles on them. At the right price, obviously.

(And in case anyone thinks I've been splashing the cash, my usual budget tyres were looking around £85, but Halfords were doing a deal on four Contis which worked out at £91 a corner.)


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2022 3:42 pm 
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jimbo wrote:
wannabeeahack wrote:
our LA state "you cannot fit part worn tyres"


Not sure why anyone would want to fit part worn tyres, but how would anyone know if you did?


First...........you dont know our local hack drivers

second.........dont come here with your logical thoughts mate

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