Public safety has taken a backseat with this government – Karl Turner
Karl Turner MP, Shadow Transport Minister for Road Safety, responding to the government’s announcement that it will launch a consultation to ban old tyres, said:
“The government is finally taking action to ban old tyres on buses and coaches after Labour has repeatedly pressed them on the issue.
“It’s unacceptable that public safety has taken a backseat with this government behind the wheel.
“It should not have taken a relentless campaign by Tyred for the government to finally listen.”
Note to editors:
- Government to consult on ban on 10-year-old tyres to boost road safety. Source: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/government-to-consult-on-ban-on-10-year-old-tyres-to-boost-road-safety
- Tyred is a campaign that was launched after three people died in a coach crash in 2012, which was caused by an old tyre that was nearly 20 years old. Source: http://www.tyred.org.uk/