TyreSafe Says Motorcycle Safety Leaflet Proving Popular
Since the start of the first ever Bike Tyre Safety Month, which extends throughout the month of March, TyreSafe has witnessed a surge in the popularity of its “Motorcycle Tyres and Your Safety” leaflet, one of several information guides on tyre safety downloadable from the TyreSafe website. In February alone, there were nearly 2,000 downloads, highlighting the fact that the TyreSafe online portal, launched in January 2007, has now become an importance resource for the motoring and motorcycling public.
The motorcycle tyre safety leaflet provides essential information to bikers on the different types of motorcycle tyres which are fitted by manufacturers, how to interpret the information on the sidewall of a tyre, and the importance of running with the correct tread depth and pressures. After all, only two very small contact patches connect the rider with the road, therefore maintaining tyres in good condition and using the correct levels of tyre pressure is critical to safety. Furthermore, TyreSafe also warns motorcyclists that in certain European countries it is illegal to use replacement tyres which differ in certain respects from those fitted originally by the vehicle manufacturer.
The TyreSafe “Motorcycle Tyres and Your Safety” leaflet has been produced by experts from the British Tyre Manufacturer’s Association in conjunction with TyreSafe and is available to download from the TyreSafe website at http://www.tyresafe.org/tyre-safety.