Tag: road safety

Research shows willingness to break road safety laws

Wednesday 22nd November 2017 | 0 Comments

New research by car finance broker, CarFinance 247, found that despite the new, increased speeding penalties that came into force more than six months ago (24 April 2017), UK drivers are still willing to break the law to satisfy the love of their need for speed.

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Drivers ‘putting lives at risk by missing eye tests’

Wednesday 22nd November 2017 | 0 Comments

Road Safety Week – the UK's biggest road safety event, coordinated annually by Brake, the road safety charity – runs to 26 November and aims to inspire schools, organisations and communities to take action on road safety. While there are many issues that affect road safety, poor eyesight is often overlooked.

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New safety campaign calls for more graphic speed limit signs

Wednesday 22nd November 2017 | 0 Comments

A new road safety campaign proposes the radical adoption of a ‘fag-packet approach’ to UK speed limit signs. The suggested new tactic has already been backed by over half the nation, in the wake of research showing that millions of motorists ignore or don’t even notice speed limit signs in their current format.

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“Filling in potholes is no substitute for more dynamic infrastructure” – LeasePlan MD

Tuesday 14th November 2017 | 0 Comments

New figures from the DFT showed that over 100 cyclists are injured in accidents caused by crumbling roads, because councils are failing to fix potholes as they are not deep enough.

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Poulton-Le-Fylde tyre retailer, GT Radial host women only tyre safety event

Poulton-Le-Fylde tyre retailer, GT Radial host women only tyre safety event

Friday 27th October 2017 | 0 Comments

GT Radial and Poulton-Le-Fylde tyre retailer Carleton Tyres and Exhaust Centre have teamed up to host a women only tyre safety event. The companies hosted 24 female customers at Carleton’s Bipsham Road premises, presenting a general tyre safety overview, including advice on checking tyres, measuring tread depths, legal limits and stopping distances.

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LeasePlan UK to include driver pack including dash cam

LeasePlan UK to include driver pack including dash cam

Wednesday 25th October 2017 | 0 Comments

Vehicle management group LeasePlan UK is to introduce a new Driver Pack including a dashboard camera (dash cam) in its vehicles as standard. LeasePlan says it is the only vehicle leasing company in the UK to offer this pack to all drivers.

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100,000+ MOTs failed due to tyres in 2016

Tuesday 17th October 2017 | 0 Comments

The Daily Telegraph Motoring column, Honest John, has recently produced an article detailing the cars with the greatest MOT failure rates in the UK, along with the regions with vehicles most likely to fail the test. Analysis of more than 400m MOT records from the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) by consumer website HonestJohn.co.uk shows that one in six cars fails its first test, with brakes, lighting and tyres among the most-common reasons.

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Tyred Campaign wins widespread support in first 3 months

Tyred Campaign wins widespread support in first 3 months

Friday 6th October 2017 | 0 Comments

In the three months since the Tyred Campaign for a ban of all tyres older than ten years on all commercial vehicles launched, support has been forthcoming from a broad base of sources. Powerful and influential people in business and politics getting behind Tyred include Maria Eagle MP; Steve Rotherham, Liverpool Metro Mayor; Stefan Hay, CEO – National Tyre Distributors Association (NTDA); and Vinay Parmar, executive director of National Express Coaches.

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TyreSafe asks: Are you having a Good or Bad Air Day?

TyreSafe asks: Are you having a Good or Bad Air Day?

Monday 2nd October 2017 | 0 Comments

TyreSafe has started the 2017 Tyre Safety Month with a question: Are you having a Good or Bad Air Day? The organisation is taking on the rampant underinflation of tyres in the UK; its figures show that more than half the tyres on Britain’s cars and vans are being driven at lower pressure than required.

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Benchmarking aids fleet risk strategy

Monday 2nd October 2017 | 0 Comments

According to LeasePlan UK, there are an estimated 3 million company cars on the roads and roughly 1 in 3 will be involved in an accident each year. Over 17 per cent of these incidents will take place on a Tuesday, with damages from fault and non-fault incidents costing companies upwards of £6.4 million over the past three years, just for the one day.

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TyreSafe: casualties from tyre-related incidents down slightly

TyreSafe: casualties from tyre-related incidents down slightly

Thursday 28th September 2017 | 0 Comments

The latest figures from the Department for Transport in its annual Reported Road Casualties Great Britain report show the number of people killed or seriously injured in tyre-related incidents fell to 158 from 162. Slight injuries were also down meaning the total number of casualties was 876, its lowest level recorded. Following the welcome but slight decrease in casualties caused by tyre-related incidents in 2016, TyreSafe is urging drivers and stakeholders to continue their efforts, not become complacent. Indeed, Scottish figures were significantly worse than 12 months ago.

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Yokohama wins second TyreSafe tyre manufacturer award

Yokohama wins second TyreSafe tyre manufacturer award

Monday 10th July 2017 | 0 Comments

For the second year in succession, Yokohama has been awarded TyreSafe’s Tyre Manufacturer Award in recognition of its efforts, achievements and innovative approach in promoting tyre safety in the UK. Having initially secured the award last year, Yokohama built on the success of its original campaign by utilising its partnership with Chelsea Football Club throughout 2016 to generate further high-profile awareness of tyre safety issues with Premier League football fans, and creating a powerful call to action, encouraging fans to check their tyres for a safe journey home.

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LeasePlan’s top tips for driving in the summer heat

Thursday 6th July 2017 | 0 Comments

Usually, when we publish tips for drivers, they deal with coping with extremes of weather, such as torrential rainfall or snowy and icy roads, so it makes a change to go to the other extreme. With the latest prolonged spell of hot weather, and temperatures forecast to surpass 30°, It is important that drivers are informed about the hazards the heat can bring especially as there are currently over 36.7 million vehicles on the road. To make things simple, LeasePlan UK have created an easy to follow checklist for when it heats up in the summer months.

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Tyred of waiting: anti tyre aging campaign gets renewed impetus

Tyred of waiting: anti tyre aging campaign gets renewed impetus

Friday 30th June 2017 | 0 Comments

The tyre industry has been involved in numerous awareness-raising campaigns over the years. The quality and creativity of these has increased significantly, especially in the decade since TyreSafe came into existence. However, when Frances Molloy re-launched the “Tyred” campaign on 30 June 2017, you couldn’t help but feel that you were witnessing something quite unique. As most of us in the industry already know, Frances’ son Michael Molloy died in a coach crash in the summer of 2012 that was caused by poor condition, 19 and a half year-old tyres. In fact no tyres on the coach were less than 10 years old. So when she says that Tyred is all about taking old tyres off the road, people listen.

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Motorists leasing their vehicle could fall foul of law driving overseas – LeasePlan

Monday 19th June 2017 | 0 Comments

According to a recent survey, over 15 per cent of Britons who take their cars abroad have admitted to driving on the wrong side of the road and only 1 in 5 bother to learn foreign laws in advance of getting behind the wheel. Alongside brushing up on the rules and regulations of driving overseas, motorists are now required to display a Crit’ Air sticker on their windscreen when driving through the French capital. Without it, drivers could face fines of up to £117.

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