SA motorists suffer over illegal tyre influx

The roads are becoming more dangerous due to second-hand and cheap imported tyres. It’s said that 60% of used tyres sold in South Africa are illegal. Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - Almost two-thirds of all tyres sold in South Africa are illegal.

Motorists who use these re-grooved sub-standard tyres are not only risking their own lives but also those of other road users.

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Automobile Association spokesperson Layton Beard says these are extremely worrying statistics.

"When you are driving a vehicle when the tyres are not in good condition, you are literally playing with your life and the lives of others on the road."