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Proper size spare wheels

14 Signatures Goal: 100

TO:

All vehicle manuafacturers who use space saver wheels or a repair kit.

FROM:

Individual drivers - Companies with a fleet of vehicles - Concerned road users.

REQUEST:

Please reinstate the practice of using full size spare wheels in all new vehicles produced.

REASONS:

Space saver wheels - limited to 50mph(80kph) not practical when national speed limit in most countries is 60mph+. Should only be used as temporary measure have seen many vehicle use space saver for months.If used in this way there is more a possibility that the tyre will not take the stress and result in a blowout. Space saver wheels are not acceptable if used on a vehicle presented on a driving test.

Repair kit - Only useful if you get a puncture the size of a nail head anything bigger needs to be towed to nearest tyre shop.

ADVANTAGES OF PROPER SPARE WHEELS:

A wheel that is the same size as the other 3 on the vehicle that can be driven up to the speed limit any time any where.

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  • Lawson Davis
    Mar 07, 2015
    Mar 07, 2015
    I had a side wall tear having caught a hidden rock down a narrow lane in the middle of Wales. No spare, only a can of S**T foam. Totally useless. No phone reception, almost 2 mile walk before I could use phone. Car left in forest for two days whilst getting tyre changed. If I'd had a spare would have been home in no time.
  • Lawson Davis
    Lawson Davis United Kingdom, Birmingham
    Mar 07, 2015
    Mar 07, 2015
    I had a side wall tear having caught a hidden rock down a narrow lane in the middle of Wales. No spare, only a can of S**T foam. Totally useless. No phone reception, almost 2 mile walk before I could use phone. Car left in forest for two days whilst getting tyre changed. If I'd had a spare would have been home in no time.
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