McIntyres animation debuts as Tyre Safety Month begins
As part of October’s tyre safety month, TyreSafe has announced the debut of the McIntyres, an animated family of crash test dummies offering some key tyre safety tips to drivers on the TyreSafe website. In their first appearance for the organisation, the family highlights three key aspects of tyre safety – Air pressure, Condition and Tread depth – otherwise known to the organisation as the acronym ACT. They show a number of quick and easy ways for drivers to check these important areas, helping to keep them safe on the road. The video can be seen in the story below.
Stuart Jackson, chairman, TyreSafe, said: “It may be delivered in a new and entertaining way, but our film has some really important messages in it which could help to save a number of lives. I would urge all drivers to spare just a couple of minutes to watch it and take on board the McIntyres’ advice. If our dummies understand the importance of tyre safety, then I’m sure us humans can do the same.”
As demonstrated in the McIntyres movie, tyres should be examined at least once a month or before any long journey. The air pressure should be checked when the tyres are cold and against the manufacturer’s recommended level, which can be found in the fuel filler cap, driver door sill or vehicle handbook. Meanwhile, tyres should also be given a thorough visual inspection. Any objects embedded in the tread should be removed and drivers should check for any lumps, cuts or bulges.
“Although the McIntyres have made their debut as part of tyre safety month, drivers need to remember that they should make checks all year round. However, as shown in the film, it only takes a few minutes and can make a dramatic difference to your safety on the road,” concluded Jackson.