Tag: tyre safety

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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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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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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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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Old Tyres Kill! – the key message of Tyred launch event

Tuesday 13th June 2017 | 0 Comments

The Tyred Campaign – which seeks to address the issue of tyre aging is being launched on Friday 30 June, between 8:30 and 10:00 at Mercure Liverpool Atlantic Tower Hotel (Kilmore Suite), Chapel St, L3 9RE. Leaders from the tyre and transport industry as well as politicians and influencers from across the UK will be present.

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Cooper launches ‘Tread Wisely’ mobile app

Cooper launches ‘Tread Wisely’ mobile app

Thursday 25th May 2017 | 0 Comments

Cooper Tire & Rubber Company has launched the new Tread Wisely mobile app. Designed to promote tyre and vehicle safety among teens and young adults, the app was created the app in partnership with the National Organizations for Youth Safety (NOYS). Cooper says it empowers young drivers by putting safety information, how-to videos and unique features directly into their hands when and where they need it most. The app is free and available for download from the App Store (iOS) or Google Play Store (Android).

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TyreSafe continues part worn campaign with trading standards and media activities

TyreSafe continues part worn campaign with trading standards and media activities

Friday 19th May 2017 | 0 Comments

TyreSafe has continued to raise awareness of the potential dangers of buying part worn tyres and encourage drivers to consider only buying new with joint activities with Trading Standards as well as in the media. This was most recently exemplified by a recent inspection carried out with Durham Trading Standards and the Sunday Mirror. The coverage was shared with the paper’s daily sister publication The Daily Mirror.

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TyreSafe animation urges owners to check tyres on vehicles returning to roads: video

TyreSafe animation urges owners to check tyres on vehicles returning to roads: video

Wednesday 12th April 2017 | 0 Comments

The Easter holidays mark a time when vehicles popular in the summer, such as caravans, classic cars, horseboxes, and motorhomes, return to the roads from winter storage. Due to such a long period off the road, it is necessary to ensure their roadworthiness, and TyreSafe, the UK’s tyre safety charity, is appealing to all owners to make sure checking the rubber is part of this process before hitting the road for the 2017 season. The organisation has created an animation to help people perform these checks, viewable below, or on TyreSafe’s YouTube channel.

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TyreSafe’s message being featured in national road safety campaign

Monday 10th April 2017 | 0 Comments

TyreSafe’s tyre safety awareness message to check tyres before travelling this Easter is being featured in a national advertising campaign from Highways England and THINK!

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Registration for Tyre Safety Month Briefing & Awards open

Thursday 23rd March 2017 | 0 Comments

TyreSafe stakeholders can now register to attend the Tyre Safety Month Briefing which will take place on Thursday 6 July at the Belfry Hotel & Resort, Wishaw in the West Midlands. The annual event will provide an update on the latest issues affecting tyre safety awareness and will launch the materials and resources available to support 2017’s forthcoming Tyre Safety Month in October.

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TyreSafe launches ‘Home Safely on Safe Tyres’ campaign

Thursday 16th March 2017 | 0 Comments

TyreSafe is launching a new awareness campaign aimed at all those who drive with children on board. Children can clock up around three hours a week in the car with their parents and around 96 hours per year with grandparents at the wheel. However, more than one in four carers may be driving with illegal or poorly maintained tyres.

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UK drivers at risk due to lack of tyre safety knowledge, says Hankook survey

Thursday 15th December 2016 | 0 Comments

A new study by Hankook Tyres has revealed that 1 in 10 UK car drivers have never checked their tyre pressure and almost half of drivers surveyed are unaware of the legal limits for tyre tread on their vehicle. Furthermore, 1 in 5 drivers in the UK are only checking their tyre pressure every 6 months, despite it being recommended to check every week.

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