East Midlands police support for TyreSafe tyre safety awareness drive

The East Midlands Operational Support Service (EMOpSS) has lent its support to TyreSafe, the UK’s charity dedicated to raising awareness of the importance of correct tyre maintenance and the dangers of defective and illegal tyres.

With officers drawn from Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire and Nottinghamshire, EMOpSS conducts operations and day-to-day business across county borders, serving a population of 2.9 million people across 5,255 square miles. In addition to its role in traffic collision investigation and roads policing, EMOpSS also provides armed policing response, firearms training and specialist search skills and dog support.

Stuart Jackson, Chairman, TyreSafe, said: “…On behalf of TyreSafe, I’m delighted EMOpSS has become an official supporter and we look forward to working with its officers.”

Chief Inspector Phil Vickers from EMOpSS, said; “The four EMOpSS police forces are committed to reducing the number of people killed and seriously injured on the roads of the East Midlands. EMOpSS officers go to collisions where people suffer as a result of poor vehicle maintenance or failing to carry out a simple tyre condition and tread check on a regular basis.

“We are pleased to be working with TyreSafe to raise awareness of the preventative steps road users can take to stay safe –it’s very frustrating for officers who attend a collision which could have been prevented with just a little effort. Please don’t leave a tyre check and tread condition to your garage when your car is serviced or MOT’d – take a few minutes to find out just how easy it is to do it yourself and stay legal and stay safe!”

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