Joint operation carried out by carried out by TyreSafe and Trading Standards shows scale of problem with part worn tyre dealers
New research from Highways England and Bridgestone shows almost three quarters of motorway tyre-related incidents could be prevented if drivers carried out simple checks.
Supermarket fuel card provider FuelGenie is urging motorists to ensure they’re staying legal by improving their knowledge on tyre compliance.
TyreSafe is reminding drivers not to rely solely on tyre pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) to ensure their tyre safety.
Company car drivers and private motorists could be spending up to £600m on unnecessary fuel bills because of low tyre pressures, research from TyreSafe suggests.
One in four drivers could be posing a serious risk to themselves and others by heading out on potentially underinflated tyres, according to AA Tyres.
Court cases and investigations of part worn dealers have revealed the wilful neglect of motorists’ safety as unscrupulous retailers continue to sell dangerous used tyres despite previous convictions and guidance.
TyreSafe has been awarded full charity status, which it believes is a ‘major boost’ to the tyre safety awareness campaign.
The East Midlands Operational Support Service (EMOpSS) has lent its support to Tyresafe to raise awareness of the importance of correct tyre maintenance
More than 10 million UK motorists could drive a vehicle with an illegal and dangerous tyre during 2016, according to TyreSafe research.
County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service is fitting Michelin’s Cross Climate tyre to its specialist officers’ cars.
Two more part worn tyre retailers have been successfully prosecuted and fined for selling substandard - and potentially dangerous - tyres in North London.
Leasing provider Arval is to support October's Tyre Safety Month.
TyreSafe is asking tyre replacement service outlets to support a more comprehensive second round survey of tyres at the point of replacement, to help inform future policy.
Organisations planning to support this October's Tyre Safety Month campaign can now register to receive their free campaign materials.
More than a quarter of drivers had an illegal tyre on their vehicle at the time they were replaced, according to results from a survey conducted by TyreSafe.
Fleets are being reminded that a car displaying a Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) fault when submitted for its MOT will result in a test failure.
A tyre dealer has received a nine month suspended sentence and £26,000 of penalties for selling dangerous tyres.
A Lincolnshire tyre retailer faces up to 12 months in prison along with a £20,000 fine after being found guilty of supplying unsafe part worn tyres to the public.
Fleet managers are being encouraged to increase the frequency of tyre checks to prevent potentially dangerous tyre failures after TyreSafe members reported a rise in pothole-related damage.
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