TyreSafe is reminding drivers not to rely solely on tyre pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) to ensure their tyre safety. While this valued technology has been proven to improve road safety by advising of a change in tyre pressure, drivers need to check their TPMS is working and be aware that it does not warn drivers of the condition of their tyres nor the amount of tread depth.
Motorists are being given the chance to demonstrate their tyre safety knowledge by taking part in the unique TyreSafe Test. Hosted on the tyresafe.org website, the quiz is designed to be a fun way to prove how much drivers know about tyre safety and highlight the potentially life-saving information they need to be more familiar with.
In support of October’s Tyre Safety Month, road safety and breakdown recovery provider GEM Motoring Assist is encouraging drivers to ensure they carry out regular checks on their tyres. By doing so, GEM is reminding motorists that correct tyre pressure is not only vital for safety, but is also the best way to maximise fuel economy.
TyreSafe has started the 2017 Tyre Safety Month with a question: Are you having a Good or Bad Air Day? The organisation is taking on the rampant underinflation of tyres in the UK; its figures show that more than half the tyres on Britain’s cars and vans are being driven at lower pressure than required.
The latest figures from the Department for Transport in its annual Reported Road Casualties Great Britain report show the number of people killed or seriously injured in tyre-related incidents fell to 158 from 162. Slight injuries were also down meaning the total number of casualties was 876, its lowest level recorded. Following the welcome but slight decrease in casualties caused by tyre-related incidents in 2016, TyreSafe is urging drivers and stakeholders to continue their efforts, not become complacent. Indeed, Scottish figures were significantly worse than 12 months ago.
Initiatives to be announced at TyreSafe’s annual Tyre Safety Month Briefing next month are expected to give the UK’s tyre safety charity’s driver education campaign a wider impact. In addition to presentations on TyreSafe’s own activities and its launch of Tyre Safety Month 2017 materials, representatives from national organisations will unveil their tyre safety initiatives for UK motorists. These plans, states TyreSafe, will further elevate the profile of tyres on the UK’s road safety agenda.
TyreSafe is encouraging drivers to pay attention to its Tyre Safety Month message throughout the year following the conclusion of October’s Tyre Safety Month. The number of reported casualties caused by tyre-related defects fell in 2015, though on average more than 1,000 people a year are killed or injured from such incidents (1,075). In fact, that average number of casualties is higher than for faulty brakes (1,052) and nearly double that for incidents causing injury where the driver’s use of a mobile phone (651) was a contributory factor, Department for Transport figures over the last five years show.
Following last weekend’s hotly anticipated Premier League match between Chelsea FC and Manchester United, more than 80,000 fans attending matches at Stamford Bridge during October have received timely reminders about checking the condition of their tyres.
Following the success of the tyre safety awareness campaign run by Chelsea FC to a sell-out crowd of 42,000 fans at Stamford Bridge during last weekend’s 3-0 win against reigning Premier League Champions Leicester City, the club is set to raise awareness even further by extending the campaign to this weekend’s match against rivals Manchester United.
Road safety and breakdown recovery provider GEM Motoring Assist is supporting Tyre Safety Month with the third in a series of simple safety reminders. GEM advises that correct tyre pressure is not only vital for your safety on the road, it’s also the best way to maximise your fuel economy.
Chelsea became the first football club to join TyreSafe during this year’s Tyre Safety Month, and the football club has now announced that it will collaborate with its shirt sponsor, Yokohama Tyres, in a series of activities to raise awareness about tyre safety. Fans attending at this Saturday’s Premier League match between Chelsea and defending champions Leicester City will be reminded of the importance of checking their tyres.
Chelsea FC has become the first Premier League club to lend its official support to the UK’s tyre safety awareness charity, TyreSafe. The high-profile signing follows support of Tyre Safety Month in 2015 by the Chelsea Ladies FC team, which has now grown to include the club as a whole. Yokoahama, famously Chelsea’s official shirt sponsor since the 2015/16 season, introduced Tyre Safety Month to the club last October, with features in matchday programmes and a message reminding fans to check their tyres played at the end of games.
The Department for Transport’s Reported Road Casualties Great Britain (RRCGB) analysis has revealed a reduction in casualties resulting from tyre-related incidents on Britain’s roads. 2015’s data shows a 28 per cent decrease in the number of people killed or seriously injured in tyre-related incidents with total casualties falling by 16.2 per cent when compared with 2014 figures. The results are good news for TyreSafe the day before the start of October’s Tyre Safety Month 2016; the latest figures mean there has been a 44 per cent decrease in all casualties caused by tyre-related incidents since the inception of Tyre Safety Month’s organiser, TyreSafe, in 2006.
TyreSafe has relaunched its Tyre Safety Companion smartphone app. Named one of the best motoring apps in 2015 by leading motoring magazine Auto Express, the app offers Britain’s drivers a range of essential tyre safety guidance. Key advice includes details of how to undertake regular maintenance checks, what to do at the roadside in the event of a puncture or incident and the use of temporary spares.
Shoppers at the Asda supermarket in Colne, Lancashire, were the first members of the public in the UK to be offered the opportunity to have their car’s tyre tread depths examined with the new Hunter QuickTread drive over tread depth measurement system. The equipment was brought along and managed by wheel servicing equipment specialist Pro-Align in conjunction with Asda Tyres and Tyre Safe as part of its support for October’s Tyre Safety Month.