Petition for all season tyres in the UK

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The UK is almost unique in Northern Europe in that all season and winter tyres are not mandatory over the colder months. As a consequence of this, each and every time there is a little snow or ice, the country grinds to a halt. 

All vehicles are fundamentally unsafe on ice or snow on summer tyres. All season tyres can be used year round, cost no more than summer tyres and would save lives over winter. There is no benefit in having summer tyres in the British climate. 

As it stands at present, the vast majority of tyres sold in the UK are summer tyres, and all season tyres often have to be imported from the Continent.

I would like to encourage the Houses of Parliament to bring in legislation that forces tyre manufacturers to make the majority of tyres sold in the UK all season. If drivers wish to buy summer tyres, they must be prepared to change them for winter tyres over the colder months.

People's lives will be saved, the economy will benefit to the tune of millions of pounds, and we'll all be fundamentally safer. 



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