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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

Drivers get tyre safety warning

TyreSafe, the UK tyre safety organisation is reminding drivers Don’t chance it – check it throughout the year. While the number of reported casualties caused by tyre-related defects fell in 2015, on average over 1000 people a year are killed or injured from such incidents. In fact, that average number of casualties is higher than

38,787 people killed on Irish roads since records began

Following the ‘World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims’ yesterday, where road safety groups called on road-users throughout the island of Ireland to remember those who have tragically died on the road and to also think of their families, the numbers being killed continues to rise. A total of 38,787 people have been recorded

NTDA hardens stance to support side wall drilling

The National Tyre Distributors Association (NTDA) in Britain is now advocating “the drilling of side walls or the cutting of beads on tyres that have been removed from a vehicle and which the tyre technician / tyre retailer considers end of life as such actions represent an effective approach to ensuring such tyres are permanently

TyreSafe reminds drivers to check their tyres

TyreSafe, the UK tyre safety organisation, is reminding drivers Don’t chance it – check it throughout the year. While the number of reported casualties caused by tyre-related defects in the UK fell in 2015, on average over 1000 people a year are killed or injured from such incidents. In fact, that average number of casualties

UK tyre survey reveals 10 million motorists could be driving on illegal

Over 10 million UK motorists could drive a vehicle with an illegal and dangerous tyre during 2016 according to results of the most comprehensive survey of its kind. Conducted by TyreSafe in partnership with Highways England, the survey revealed more than 27% of tyres were already illegal when they were replaced. That could equate to

Tyresafe focuses on keeping riders safe

With more commuter-sized motorcycles and scooters being sold than ever before, TyreSafe has unveiled dedicated materials to help keep riders safe on their daily travels. Launched to coincide with the Motorcycle Industry Association’s (MCIA) Ride to Work Week, the potentially life-saving advice for scooter commuters includes choosing the right tyre, essential routine maintenance and understanding when

European launch of TyreAWARE campaign

Tyre manufacturers’ associations across Europe have launched the TyreAWARE campaign. This project aims to raise awareness of best practices and procedures on tyre maintenance, storage and service life for dealers, authorities and consumers.  TyreAWARE has been developed in collaboration with the European Tyre and Rubber Manufacturers’ Association (ETRMA) and its members. The materials have been

Bridgestone calling on UK to follow Ireland’s tyre lead

Bridgestone is calling on the UK Government to follow Ireland’s lead in implementing mandatory fines on motorists who drive with defective or worn tyres, in the interests of road safety. The call comes after acting Transport Minister, Paschal Donohoe announced the new Fixed Charge Notice (FCN) offence for motorists, with fines of €80 now in

RSA report highlights excessive speed as a factor in road deaths

A new report from the Road Safety Authority (RSA), has revealed that between 2008 and 2012, 322 people died in collisions where excessive speed was a contributory factor. The report, the second in a series of landmark reports analysed An Garda Síochána Forensic Collision Investigation reports in order to identify the main contributory factors in