New Tyre Safety Organisation for Northern Ireland
Key retailers attending a regional meeting of the NTDA earlier this month agreed to set up a new tyre safety group for the province under the guidance of retiring NTDA regional chairman Roy Nutt who will be driving forward proposals for a major tyre safety initiative in the province later this year. Entitled the Northern Ireland Tyre Safety Association (NITSA) the group will be formally created at a special open meeting to be held next month in Templepatrick where proposals a for a tyre safety week will be discussed.
The group, which will be entirely independent of the NTDA, will include representative of tyre manufacturers and suppliers in the province, including non NTDA member retailers who, in the group’s opinion, provide a professional tyre service to motorists. The regions road safety organisations Police and government officials will also be invited to the inaugural meeting.
“A dedicated organisation to promote tyre safety is needed in Northern Ireland and my main aim is to include any company or organisation that feels it has a contribution to make. In the past the tyre safety weeks have been very successful and one of our main aims will be to work closely with the P.S.N.I and D.O.E to recreate that success” commented Roy Nutt.
Newly elected NTDA Northern Ireland chairman Norman Kerr of Kerrs Tyre, Antrim commented “The NTDA fully supports Roy’s ideas and we agreed at our recent meeting that NITSA should be totally independent of the NTDA, and, whilst all members of the NTDA will give support, it is extremely important that all organisations and tyre retailers are encouraged to support the proposals”.
Anyone interested in attending the open meeting to launch NITSA on March 29th in the Templeton Hotel, Templepatrick should contact Roy Nutt.
Roy Nutt (Information Secretary) NITSA
68 Ballykelly Road