27 Oct '11, 10am

Flat tyres mean motorists waste £337 million in fuel - UK motorists waste £337 million pounds on fuel every year by

Flat tyres mean motorists waste £337 million in fuel - UK motorists waste £337 million pounds on fuel every year by

UK motorists waste £337 million pounds on fuel every year by driving with under-inflated tyres according to new research by Michelin . Following its 2011 Fill Up With Air roadshow, which has been touring the UK since May highlighting the importance of keeping tyres inflated to the correct pressure, Michelin has revealed that a shocking 39 per cent of motorists are driving on dangerous or very dangerously under- inflated tyres, whilst 5 per cent are running around on punctured tyres. As a result drivers are using an extra 244 million litres of fuel and emitting more than 600,000 tonnes of CO2 into the atmosphere. Of course, excessive fuel consumption is not the only problem associated with driving on under-inflated tyres; they also increase in braking distances, give poor handling characteristics and reduced tyre life. Michelin’s head of communications, Phil Baldock said: “...

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