40% of road traffic accidents caused by vehicle defects are tire related


27% of vehicles on the road have at least one illegal tire


20% of drivers admit to never checking the condition of their tires


Almost two thirds of drivers don’t know the penalty for illegal tires

1.2 million

deaths and up to 50 million injuries occur every year in traffic accidents around the world. According to the WHO, many of these are preventable. One in four tire-related traffic accidents occurs as a result of illegal tires.


Tire tread plays a crucial role in grip performance when driving.

The average stopping distance rapidly increases on tires with less than 3.5mm of tread. At the legal minimum of 1.6mm, stopping distance can increase by 65%.

Low tread depth also significantly increases the risk of aquaplaning. On tires with less than the legal minimum tread, vehicle speed is reduced by 40% at the risk of aquaplaning.

This simulation uses aggregated data from industry experts. Although legal min. tread depth is 1.6mm, stopping distance in wet conditions is 8 meters more than a 3mm tread.


To ensure vehicle safety, a routine inspection of the tire condition is critical.

TREADREADERTM technology makes it fast and easy.

The TREADREADER HandHeld scanner accurately detects tire tread to show wear patterns and predict tread life.

Scan details can be presented to the customer in an inspection report, providing critical information regarding their tire safety.


Tire service providers, fleet operators, and private motorists all share a responsibility to maximize their safety through correct tire maintenance.

Best tire maintenance practices through regular tire condition checks and accurate tread depth measurement can ensure their safety.