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Tyresafe urges van operators to check vehicle weight

TyreSafe, the UK tyre safety organisation is urging van operators to check their vehicle’s permissible weight in their handbook along with the tyres’ appropriate load index in a bid to improve road safety.

Tyresafe is urging operators to check the two or three digit code on the tyre, which relates to how much weight it can safely carry.

In the UK overloading is the most common offence identified at DVSA roadside checks and can result in fines of over £800.

Overloading also accounts for 70 per cent of prohibitions on LCVs – removing vans from the roads.