UK Government announces pollution from car tyre and brake dust

Recent announcement by the UK government’s Air Quality Expert Group reports dust from car brakes and tyres will continue to pollute the city air, although all vehicles became electronic in the future.

Furthermore, the source stated that the fragments from tyres, road surfaces and brakes will also pollute the sea as the microfragments will flow into the rivers, and eventually into the sea. The group claimed that over half of the particle pollution was caused due road transport especially from tyre wear, break wear and road surface. Additionally, the group claims that the percentage of pollutants will increase manifold if vehicle exhausts are cleaned more often.

As per a statement released by the source, it said:  “No legislation is currently in place specifically to limit or reduce (these) particles. So while legislation has driven down emissions of particles from exhausts, the non-exhaust proportion of road traffic emissions has increased.”

In the wake of the situation, the ministers have urged to pass new standards to improve brakes and tyres. However, more concentrated efforts will be put to lure people from the use of private cars entirely.

The report claimed that self-driven electric vehicles would add to road congestion and pollution. Moreover, it did not see electric cars as a feasible solution to mobility. Hence, the key was to curb down the use of cars entirely and motivate people to use less-polluting forms of transport, according to Prof Jillian Anable, one of the co-authors of the study.

“For many years ministers have adopted the principle of trying to meet demand by increasing road space. They need to reduce demand instead,” she commented on the present situation.

As added by Education Minister Thérèse Coffey, the car industry had to come up with innovative solutions to tackle the impending challenges of air pollution and other sources.

In another statement published by Mike Hawes, chief executive of the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, he said that the industry was committed in eliminating particulate substance from tailpipe emissions.

Owning to reports, the UK transport department had safeguarded £50bn on roads, while £6bn was reserved for buses, cycling and walking.