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TyreSafe laments illegal tyre figures, promotes tyre safety month

4th October 2018 | 0 Comments

Commenting on road safety statistics showing that tyres cause more than 1000 casualties and 183 deaths a year, TyreSafe chairman Stuart Jackson lamented the reality that the figures have not gone down during the NTDA Tyre Industry Conference.

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Worn tyres worse than ever

Worn tyres worse than ever

3rd October 2018 | 0 Comments

Pictures of de-mounted tyres removed from cars at Micheldever retail businesses look more like scrap than tyres taken of road-going vehicles two weeks ago. And this has made some company representatives suggest that the problem of illegal wear is worse than ever.

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TyreSafe: 13 out of 152 part worn dealers legal

30th August 2018 | 0 Comments

Investigations by TyreSafe in partnership with Trading Standards over the past five years have revealed a staggering 139 of the 152 part worn outlets visited were selling illegal and unsafe tyres to unsuspecting motorists. That leaves just 13 dealers selling roadworthy tyres from inspections spanning from Scotland to London. TyreSafe and Trading Standards investigations highlighted that part worn retailers are either ignoring their responsibilities when selling tyres or do not have the required skill to serve motorists properly. During test purchases, some have fitted tyres with water in them to wheels, others have provided the wrong size of tyre, and the supply of examples with nails and other objects embedded in them is all too common.

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TecAlliance works with German online used tyre retailer Orbix

TecAlliance works with German online used tyre retailer Orbix

14th August 2018 | 0 Comments

TecAlliance might be primarily known by many in the trade for its TecDoc electronic parts catalogue and identification system, but the company recently adapted its systems to provide bespoke solutions for German online used tyre retailer Orbix.

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Fit & Hope: Video shows dark side of part worn tyre trade

Fit & Hope: Video shows dark side of part worn tyre trade

8th June 2018 | 0 Comments

Even though there are clear regulations surrounding the sale of part worns, TyreSafe says that investigations it and Trading Standards carry out consistently uncover an alarming number with poor puncture repairs, internal damage and even nails in them. To highlight this sorry state of affairs, the tyre safety organisation has produced a video – welcome to ‘Fit & Hope’ part worn tyre sales. All the tyres featured in Fit & Hope were bought from part worn retailers or seized during TyreSafe and Trading Standards’ joint investigations.

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Wholesaler, retailer and TyreSafe tread part worn campaign trail with Cornish MP

26th October 2017 | 0 Comments

Micheldever Tyre Services (MTS) has joined forces with a leading independent tyre retailer and TyreSafe highlight illegal part worn tyres. MTS, Steve Andrews Tyres, based in St Austell, and TyreSafe are working to help shine a light on the world of part worn tyres, with their campaigning efforts taking them all the way to Westminster.

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TyreSafe: Think of the cost of part-worn tyres, not the price

25th October 2017 | 0 Comments

Motorists shouldn’t need to be reminded of this, but it seems they do – safety should be the primary concern when replacing tyres. This is the message from TyreSafe this Tyre Safety Month, and the organisation emphasises that although part-worn tyres may appear to be a cheaper option, numerous studies and investigations it and Trading Standards have carried out give reason to question the roadworthiness of these products. In the most recent actions, 93 per cent of part-worns inspected were sold illegally, and more than have possessed safety-critical faults.

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Regular tyre checks a ‘win-win’, says TyreSafe

20th October 2017 | 0 Comments

According to TyreSafe, drivers are increasing their motoring costs as well as the risk of being involved in an incident by ignoring tyre maintenance. The organiser of Tyre Safety Month is reminding motorists that regular tyre checks are a ‘win-win’ as they will help road users stay safe and avoid unnecessary bills. To help them, TyreSafe has drawn together a list of tips as a reference guide.

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NTDA launching manifesto for the future at conference

9th October 2017 | 0 Comments

The National Tyre Distributors’ Association (NTDA) its launching its manifesto for raising standards and improving safety in the UK tyre industry at the association's conference on Thursday 12 October. The NTDA’s manifesto tackles the key issues facing manufacturers, distributors, motorists and other important stakeholders and outlines a plan of action for the NTDA and its members.

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Over 2000 people sign NTDA part-worn ban petition

7th September 2017 | 0 Comments

At the start of August the National Tyre Distributors Association (NTDA) started an online petition calling for a complete ban on the sale of part-worn tyres. The move follows inspections carried out over several years into the sale of part-worn tyres, which show serious safety breaches are common.

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Texas part worn tyre bill vetoed

26th June 2017 | 0 Comments

An anti part worn tyre bill that was passed in May has been vetoed by state governor Greg Abbot. Texas House Bill 2774 was based on the draft legislation advocated by the US Tire Manufacturers Association. It would have levied fines of $100 to $500 for each tyre deemed unsafe.

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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

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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NTDA supports sidewall drilling

14th November 2016 | 0 Comments

The National Tyre Distributors Association (NTDA) has endorsed sidewall drilling in a bid to re move end of life tyres from the retail supply chain. Following its executive council meeting on 9 November 2016, the NTDA stated:

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Legislation Against Dangerous Tyres (LADT) update

Legislation Against Dangerous Tyres (LADT) update

19th October 2016 | 0 Comments

Ever since her 18 year old son Michael was killed in a coach crash on the A3 in Surrey in September 2012. Liverpool-based Frances Molloy has spent the past four years campaigning for legislation to be passed on the condition and age of tyres. The accident was caused by the explosion of a tyre that was found to be second hand and 19 and a half years old.

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Michelin wins unanimous verdict in US$80 million rollover case

30th August 2016 | 0 Comments

A Florida jury has ruled unanimously in favour of Michelin North America, Inc., in a high-profile product liability case that included claims filed by three plaintiffs who were involved in a 2009 rollover accident. The crash resulted in catastrophic brain injuries to two minor passengers, ages 14 and 16, and injuries to an adult. In their closing arguments, the plaintiffs' lawyers asked the jury to award the victims more than $80 million in damages.

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