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When a car is being braked the resulting friction must be absorbed somewhere if not via heat from the brakes it has to be via the road through the tyres. Also remember that when a tyre skids on a surface considerable heat is generated thus softening the rubber compound which in turns make more easily abraided. Not only can this heat cause excesive wear at one or more points on the tyre it can seriously damage it internal structure. An anti-skid surface generates much more friction therefore the higher risk of greater damage.
As a matter of interest had the tyre pressures been checked with an accurate tyre gauge prior to the incident
the tyre pressures had been checked the day before using one of those 'pocket size' gauges from halfords.
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