The forward speed of the portion of tyre in contact with the road is zero (0) mph, under normal
circumstances, no matter
what speed the vehicle is traveling!
The top of the tyre (that part furthest from the road) is typically doing
slightly more than twice the speed of the vehicle. So, even if most of us don't drive a
car that is capable of 200 mph, the top of most car tyres is generally capable
of more than
200 mph, where legislation permits!
UK drivers replace approximately 30 Million tyres annually*!
The most common tyre size is 195/65 R15 V*
* Data from Retreading Business Ltd