Since TyreSafe started tyre safety awareness back in 2006 they have made substantial progress. However they still have a lot of work to do. So this year’s Tyre Safety Month campaign, they are asking motorists ‘When did you last do it’ to encourage motorists to ‘practice safe checks’.
So here at TC Harrison Ford we are supporting the TyreSafe’s October campaign by offering free tyre safety checks.
This year TyreSafe conducted the UK’s largest survey of the condition of tyres at the point of replacement. From this survey they found that when motorists were changing tyres more than quarter of them were already illegal. Meaning that potentially there could be nearly 10 million illegal and dangerous tyres on the UK’s roads. Another scary stat that came from the survey was that one in five motorists have NEVER checked their tyres.
Tread depth has a decisive influence on the way your vehicle accelerates, brakes and corners. Safe tyres with legal tread depth will reduce the risks to you, your passengers and all road users. Driving on tyres with illegal tread depth not only reduces your safety on the road but also risks a fine of up to £2,500 and three penalty points for each illegal tyre.
So remember to ACT: Air pressure, Condition, Tread.
Check your tyres air pressure, condition and the depth of the tread at least once a month.
To receive more information about TyreSafety month please visit their website. Or follow their social media accounts to receive regular tyre safety advice and post a photo of yourself practicing #SafeTyreChecks
WHEN DID YOU LAST DO IT? Remember - Once a month - Every month.
To book your free tyre check, please contact your local TC Harrison dealership