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MAINTENANCE MADNESS RISKING LIVES Drivers failing to look after and replace their tyres are putting their own lives, and those of others in grave danger. The stark warning has been issued by TyreSafe after it received shocking images from one independent tyre dealer who was left flabbergasted by the state of one of its customers’ […]

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WEATHER WOE INFLATES THE NEED FOR TYRE SAFETY CHECKS

After the worst winter storms to hit Britain for two decades, drivers are being reminded about the need for more regular tyre checks. With its potential to cause aquaplaning, standing water remains a major hazard in many parts of the UK, while damaged road surfaces also presents a different tyre related challenge. However, by taking […]

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TYRE DEATH RISE REINFORCES TIME FOR A CHANGE

In stark contrast to a steady decline in recent years, the number of people killed or seriously injured in a tyre related accident increased sharply in 2011. The alarming figures released today (27th September) from the Department for Transport, just days ahead of October’s tyre safety month, reveal that 205 people were killed or seriously […]

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TYRESAFE WELCOMES TIMELY PARTNERSHIP BOOST

Just weeks before the start of this October’s tyre safety month, the campaign has received a further boost with the news that Staffordshire Safer Roads Partnership is to become an official supporter of TyreSafe. By supporting the not for profit organisation and its campaigns, residents of Staffordshire, Stoke on Trent and drivers passing through the […]

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LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION… TYRESAFE LAUNCHES FLEET FILM

TyreSafe has launched a new film for businesses explaining how they can significantly reduce their fuel bills and ensure safer driving by correctly maintaining the tyres on their fleet vehicles. Worryingly, it is estimated that more than a third of cars on the UK’s roads have dangerously under-inflated tyres. Coupled with the fact that a […]

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PARALYSED DRIVER PAYS TERRIBLE PRICE WITH PART WORN TYRES

A motorist paralysed in a horrific car accident when driving on part worn tyres is hoping his story will urge other drivers to think twice afbout which tyres they choose. Keith Johnston, 41 from Tyne and Wear suffered terrible life-changing injuries in the smash earlier this year and is now permanently paralysed from the top […]

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STAY SAFE ON YOUR SUMMER HOLIDAY WITH TYRESAFE

With the school summer holidays fast approaching, TyreSafe, the UK’s leading tyre safety organisation, is urging motorists to check their tyres before they set off on their travels.

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TYRE CONVICTIONS REMAIN ALARMINGLY HIGH

The number of motorists driving with defective tyres remains at a very dangerous and worrying level, warns TyreSafe, following figures recently released by the Ministry of Justice. The shocking statistics reveal that the number of people successfully convicted in England and Wales in 2011 at a Magistrates court for driving with dangerous or defective tyres […]

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WET WEATHER PATTERN HIGHLIGHTS NEED FOR TYRE CHECKS

With the UK suffering its wettest second quarter since records began in 1910, the need for adequate tyre tread to stay safe on wet roads all year round is more important than ever, says TyreSafe.

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SUSSEX POLICE SEES THE ROAD AHEAD WITH TYRESAFE

TyreSafe, the UK’s leading tyre safety organisation, has announced that Sussex Police is its latest supporter in its campaign to raise awareness about tyre safety and maintenance issues. Although the south coast constabulary joined forces with TyreSafe for last year’s Tyre Safety Month, this year will see a big increase in involvement, actively promoting a […]

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TRADING STANDARDS URGED TO ‘GRIP’ PART WORN TYRE PROBLEM

Trading Standards offices across the UK are being urged by TyreSafe to enforce existing regulations regarding the sale of part worn tyres in a bid to help improve consumer safety after its own month-long nationwide investigation unearthed some alarming results.

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TYRESAFE LAUNCHES TYRE LABELLING EDUCATIONAL MATERIAL

An animation starring TyreSafe’s family of crash test dummies is spearheading the organisation’s drive to inform motorists about the new tyre labelling regulations coming into force in November. Along with the short film featuring the McIntyres, available to watch at www.tyresafe.org, the not-for-profit organisation has also produced a leaflet for drivers to explain what the […]

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TYRESAFE EXPOSES FRIGHTENING DANGERS OF PART WORN TYRES

Cash-strapped drivers are putting themselves, their passengers and other road users at serious risk of injury by opting for part worn tyres, according to campaign group TyreSafe. The group has issued the stark warning following a month-long nationwide investigation where it purchased a random sample of 50 part worn tyres. The tyres were inspected by […]

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TYRESAFE INSURES FUTURE GROWTH WITH NEW MEMBER

TyreSafe is treading new ground as the year starts by announcing that its latest member is its first from the insurance sector. Indeed, the newcomer, Adrian Flux Insurance Services, is one of the UK’s leading motor insurance firms, covering everything from standard cars to classics, modified vehicles, supercars and kit cars. With such a strong […]

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TYRESAFE CELEBRATES FIVE YEARS OF SAFETY CAMPAIGNING

TyreSafe, the UK’s leading tyre safety organisation, is celebrating its contribution to improving road safety in the UK, having reached its fifth anniversary. The not-for-profit organisation was established in 2006 to raise awareness about tyre safety issues and since then, the number of motorists killed or seriously injured in a tyre related accident on the […]

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DON’T GIVE WINTER TYRES THE COLD SHOULDER

As temperatures plummet across the whole of the UK, TyreSafe is urging motorists to ‘warm’ to winter weather tyres to stay safe on the roads. Following one of the warmest autumns on record, winter has now arrived and with it air temperatures, which are crucial to how a tyre performs, have plunged. When temperatures drop […]

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SEAT BACKS TYRESAFE WINTER TYRE CAMPAIGN

Sporty car maker SEAT may be synonymous with its sunny Spanish homeland but here in the UK, as another potentially tough winter approaches, the Brand is supporting TyreSafe’s campaign to highlight the major safety benefits of winter tyres.

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