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TyreSafe supports national roads policing tyre safety initiative

TyreSafe supports national roads policing tyre safety initiative

Wednesday 15th November 2017 | 0 Comments

TyreSafe has announced substantial support for the national roads policing initiative to increase awareness of tyre safety to motorists on Britain’s roads. This will begin with the charity’s handover of 2,000 digital tread depth gauges for use by traffic officers across the country when they conduct stop checks at the roadside. It’s the first time tyres will be included on the list of recommended visual vehicle checks carried out by police officers, and is considered as a significant step forward in carrying the tyre safety message directly to motorists. With accurate digital gauges to precisely measure the tread depth, drivers can immediately be made aware of the amount of tread remaining on their vehicles’ tyres. All those drivers will be reminded of the 1.6mm minimum legal limit for tread depth.

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Dealer partners ‘Enjoy’ dinner experience at Autopromotec

Dealer partners ‘Enjoy’ dinner experience at Autopromotec

Wednesday 21st June 2017 | 0 Comments

Having staged its successful first ever dedicated European Tyre Dealer Partners Evening during Autopromotec 2015 Show, leading International Contract Tyre Manufacturer – Enjoy Tyre, returned to the same Osteria Della Pieve restaurant for to express the firm’s appreciation for the support of their constantly growing team of tyre dealers in UK/Europe. The evening was also special celebration of the 10th Anniversary of Rotalla and the 5th Anniversary of Routeway distribution in Europe.

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Best Stand accolade for Goodyear Dunlop at NAPFM

Best Stand accolade for Goodyear Dunlop at NAPFM

Monday 19th June 2017 | 0 Comments

Goodyear Dunlop picked up the award for Best Stand – Equipment Supplier at the annual National Association of Police Fleet Managers Conference (NAPFM) earlier this month. Delegates attending the show at Telford’s International Centre voted the Goodyear Dunlop stand the best for its aesthetics, as well as for the products and services provided throughout the year.

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Pirelli coloured tyres debut on Italian police cars

Pirelli coloured tyres debut on Italian police cars

Wednesday 5th April 2017 | 0 Comments

Pirelli’s new coloured edition tyres, which were launched at the Geneva Motor Show, have made their road-going debut with the Italian police force. Lamborghini has donated a new Huracan to Italy’s police, which like every Lamborghini is equipped with Pirelli tyres as original equipment. However, this is the first road-going example to use the new coloured edition tyres following their Geneva debut – and naturally, the colour that has been chosen is a specially-created police blue to match the Lamborghini’s distinctive police livery.

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Ruia Group chairman taken into police custody

Monday 12th December 2016 | 0 Comments

Numerous media outlets in India have reported the arrest of Pawan Ruia, chairman of the Ruia Group of companies, whose assets include in-liquidation tyre maker Dunlop India Ltd. Ruia was arrested on Friday in response to a complaint of cheating and criminal breach of trust filed against him by Indian Railways. He is currently in the custody of West Bengal Police’s Criminal Investigation Department.

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Goodyear Dunlop retains Police contract

Wednesday 19th October 2016 | 0 Comments

Goodyear Dunlop Tyres UK Ltd is continuing its partnership with the UK Police Force that sees the tyre manufacturer supply, service and maintain the government-operated fleet. The news means the firm has been supplying tyres to the police for 15 consecutive years. The latest deal adds a further four years to the total.

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Michelin gives Republic Of Ireland Police tyre safety training

Wednesday 7th September 2016 | 0 Comments

Michelin staff from Stoke-on-Trent have flown to the Republic of Ireland to train the Irish Police Service (An Garda Síochána) – teaching them about tyre safety and technology through a specially-developed course. The in-depth programme also showed the Garda members how to identify when poor tyre maintenance could have contributed to accidents.

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£50K worth of Goodyear, Dunlop tyres stolen from lorry

Tuesday 23rd August 2016 | 0 Comments

According to Northamptonshire Police, Goodyear and Dunlop tyres with a total value of around £50,000 were stolen from a lorry parked in the northbound Watford Gap services overnight. Two small holes were cut in the lorry’s side curtain and the security tag cut on the rear doors in order to reach the tyres sometime between 11pm yesterday and 6am this morning. The driver of the lorry was asleep at the time.

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East Midlands police support for TyreSafe tyre safety awareness drive

East Midlands police support for TyreSafe tyre safety awareness drive

Wednesday 10th August 2016 | 0 Comments

The East Midlands Operational Support Service (EMOpSS) has lent its support to TyreSafe, the UK’s charity dedicated to raising awareness of the importance of correct tyre maintenance and the dangers of defective and illegal tyres.

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Thieves target modern classic vehicles

Thieves target modern classic vehicles

Monday 8th February 2016 | 0 Comments

The International Association of Auto Theft Investigators (IAATI) is urging classic vehicle owners to invest in security equipment as the crime trend of 2015 shows no sign of abating, particularly in South East England.

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TyreSafe helps Britain’s largest motorway police group measure tread depth

TyreSafe helps Britain’s largest motorway police group measure tread depth

Monday 23rd November 2015 | 0 Comments

TyreSafe has presented Central Motorways Police Group (CMPG) commanding officer, Superintendent Paul Keasey, with tread depth gauges to help it implement its tyre safety policy. The CMPG is responsible for over 400 miles of Britain’s busiest motorway network, reaching from the Welsh borders through to Cheshire and across to the East of Birmingham. Comprising specially trained officers from the West Midlands, West Mercia and Staffordshire police forces, CMPG is the largest single motorway police group in Britain.

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Court appearance for man accused of £100k Pirelli tyre theft

Wednesday 5th August 2015 | 0 Comments

A man accused of selling more than £100,000 worth of stolen Pirelli tyres appeared in Carlisle Crown Court yesterday to answer a charge of conspiracy to commit theft. Barry White was charged in January along with Mark Claxton and Graham Wait, and has pleaded not guilty.

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TyreSafe: 10 million illegal tyres on British roads

TyreSafe: 10 million illegal tyres on British roads

Friday 10th July 2015 | 0 Comments

Yesterday, 9 July 2015, TyreSafe held its annual industry briefing at the National Motorcycle Museum near Solihull. During the event TyreSafe announced the fun, shall we say “suggestive” theme for this year’s Tyre Safety Month and presented case studies of previous Tyre Safety Month activities alongside an update from Highways England’s Stuart Lovatt. However, as interesting as this was, the results of TyreSafe’s most recent tread depth survey, showing that there are potentially up to 10 million illegal and dangerous tyres on Britain’s roads – around 27 per cent of the whole market – really stood out.

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PRA ‘alarmed’ at police comments on petrol theft

Thursday 4th June 2015 | 0 Comments

The Petrol Retailers Association (PRA) has raised their concerns following news that a UK police force has declared that driving away from a petrol station without paying for fuel is no longer considered a crime. Devon and Cornwall Police said it would not investigate such incidents unless there was obvious proof of criminal intent - such as false number plates - and the force has blamed government cuts for the decision.

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Wales’ worst speeder – 136mph in 60mph limit

Monday 20th April 2015 | 0 Comments

The Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) has discovered four people have been captured at speeds in excess of 120mph on roads in Wales in 2014 – with one being caught at 136mph.

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