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Road Safety Archive

TyreSafe offers TPMS advice

UK tyre safety organisation, 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

Support for Tyred Campaign Bill gathers pace

The Tyred Campaign for an outright ban of all tyres older than 10 years on commercial vehicles is gathering pace, with MPs nationwide and Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn throwing their weight of support behind the campaign, The campaign is being run by Frances Molloy whose son Michael (18) died with Kerry Ogden (23) and driver

Motorists urged to check a tyre’s label before buying

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) and the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) have issued a joint appeal, ahead of National Tyre Safety Day, which takes place on Wednesday, October 4 to urge motorists to check the performance label of a tyre before buying it.

Hankook confirmed as sponsor of NI Road Safety Awards

Hankook Tyres, distributed in Northern Ireland by Tyre Call (NI) Ltd has been confirmed as a category sponsor at the Northern Northern Ireland Road Safety Awards 2017, which recognise the contribution of individuals and organisations who have worked to improve road safety in their communities. The awards, which are now in their third year, are

Don’t let tyres be the reason you fail the NCT

Recent statistics released by Applus, the company that oversees the National Car Test (NCT) in Ireland, show that poor tyre condition is now the leading cause of vehicles failing the test. According to German tyre manufacturer Continental Tyres, the alarming surge in tyre-related NCT failure is down to a high level of disregard among motorists

TyreSafe unveils tyre guidance for motorhomes

TyreSafe has unveiled new tyre guidance for motorhome users along with a unique pressure calculator at tyresafe.org. The essential information explains the differing types of tyres motorhomes are equipped with and the maintenance checks required to keep them in good roadworthy condition. This has been compiled into a downloadable PDF on the website, which includes

REACT scheme gains traction in Ireland

More than 4,000 commercial tyre technicians have been trained, assessed as competent and issued with a licence to work safely at the roadside across the UK since 2011, and the initiative is now gaining traction in Ireland. The Roadside Emergency Action Concerning Technicians (REACT) scheme in the UK, the brainchild of the National Tyre Distributors

NTDA appalled by results of 2nd Northern Ireland tyre survey

The National Tyre Distributors Association (NI) has released the results of 2017 tyre tread depth on replacement survey, which showed that in one week in March, members had removed 1,200 tyres from cars and light commercial vans that were already below the legal tread depth limit of 1.6mm. This follows on from a similar survey

ITIAl launches REACT roadside safety initiative

The Irish Tyre Industry Association (ITIA) has introduced a new initiative to ensure tyre fitters and repairers keep safe in carrying out their work on our motorways. The REACT (Roadside Emergency Action Concerning Tyres) initiative was launched recently with representatives from the Road Safety Authority, the Health and Safety Authority, Irish Road Haulage Association and

TyreSafe urges motorists to ensure their tyres are ready for adverse driving conditions

With warnings of snow and below zero temperatures across much of the UK and Ireland forecast for the end of this week TyreSafe, the UK’s tyre safety charity, is urging motorists to ensure their tyres are suitable for the adverse driving conditions. The last time the Uk and Ireland experienced widespread heavy snowfalls and record

New road safety focuses on devastation caused by drink-drivers

“My body was completely broken, but I didn’t realise I would never see him again.” These are the words of Gillian Treacy, mother of four year old Ciarán who was killed in a head-on collision with a drunk driver in April 2014. Gillian’s story and that of her husband Ronan, the Emergency Services who attended