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October is tyre safety month

October is tyre safety month
13th October 2016 Jo Donnelly
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October is TyreOrg’s annual Tyre Safety Month and this year’s campaign is further highlighting the need for drivers and companies to make checking their vehicles tyres a regular activity in a bid to reduce the tyre related incidents on our roads.

Over the years, and in partnership with Highways England, research into tyre tread depth at the point of replacement has found that out of the 340,000+ tyres to have been surveyed, more than 1 in 4 motorists were found to be driving with illegal tyres.

 

The key messages this year’s campaign will highlight are:

  • Potentially over 10 million illegal and dangerous tyres could be on Britain’s roads in 2016
  • Tread depth has a decisive influence on the way your vehicle accelerates, brakes and corners
  • Safe tyres with legal tread depth will reduce the risks to you, your passengers and all road users
  • Driving on tyres with illegal tread depth not only reduces your safety on the road but also risks a fine of up to £2,500 and three penalty points for each illegal tyre

 

To help keep our roads, your drivers and all road users safe, please promote this initiative and encourage all drivers to get their tyres checked.

More information on Tyre Safety month can be found at –

http://www.tyresafe.org/campaigns/tyre-safety-month-2016-2/2016-campaign/

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