On 1st February 2021, the UK Department of Transport made a legislative change leading to a ban on tyres of 10 years or older being used on certain vehicle types; Northern Ireland is now following that path.
Northern Ireland Aligns CV Tyre Policy with the rest of Great Britain
The Northern Ireland Department for Infrastructure launched an eight-week consultation on the use of older tyres on the 22nd of October 2022. The consultation asked about the implications of banning tyres of 10 years or more of age, on the front axles of HGVs, buses and coaches and on all wheels on minibuses.
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