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Round-Up: New Jazz teased, Drivers struggle to identify tread limits, New CCT issue out now

Honda teases new Jazz supermini

Honda has released a teaser image of its all-new Jazz supermini ahead of its debut at the Tokyo motor show later this month.

The firm said it has been “redesigned with the passenger at its heart”, and as previously announced, the Jazz will only be available with an two-motor hybrid powertrain.

Drivers struggle to identify tread limits

Highways England tyre safety

A new study has claimed that just a quarter of drivers can correctly identify the legal minimum tread depth for cars on UK roads.

According to research carried out for Kwik Fit, only 25% of drivers stated that the legal minimum is 1.6mm.

The fast-fitter said 40% gave an incorrect figure for the legal minimum tread while a fifth (20%) admitted they did not know and one in ten drivers, (11%) said they didn’t know what tyre ‘tread depth’ meant.

The poll also found that just 11% of motorists are aware of the potential penalty for driving with tyres below the legal tread depth.  Drivers risk three penalty points and a fine of up to £2,500 per tyre if their tyres do not comply with the law, meaning that a full set of illegal tyres could see drivers losing their licence and facing total fines of up to £10,000.

Latest CCT issue out now


The latest issue of Company Car Today is available to read for free.

This issue’s cover star is the Peugeot 208 as we find out if the model can continue the brand’s recent good form.

Elsewhere, the Skoda Scala is the latest vehicle to be put through its paces in our Big Test and editor Paul Barker grabs a cuppa and sits down with Volvo’s business sales boss, Steve Beattie.

Click here to read the latest issue for free.