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RSA now backing 3mm campaign

The licensed tyre trade has received a timely boost with news that the Road Safety Authority (RSA) has thrown its weight of support behind the campaign to replace tyres at 3mm, can reveal.

In road safety bulletins issued this week, the RSA is advising motorists to “check tyres, including spare wheel, replace them if the tread depth falls below 3mm and make sure they are inflated to the correct tyre pressure.”

With snow and black ice predicted the RSA is also advising that “lack of grip can occur even on treated roads so drive slowly in the highest gear possible, manoeuvre gently and avoid harsh braking.”