Tyre age limits in force

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The ban on using tyres aged 10 years and older on the front axles of lorries, buses and coaches in the UK, as well as all single wheels on minibuses, came into force on 1 February. The change in the law will allow the DVSA to issue prohibitions if tyres older than 10 years are found at the annual test or roadside enforcement checks. The ban also applies to retreaded tyres; the date of retreading must be marked so that the age of the tyre is clearly visible. Tyres will also fail if they do not display a date code.