Investigations in the UK by TyreSafe, in partnership with Trading Standards, over the past five years have revealed a staggering 139 of 152 part worn outlets visited were selling illegal and unsafe tyres to unsuspecting motorists. That leaves just 13 dealers selling roadworthy tyres from inspections spanning from Scotland to London. Tyres are an essential
UK tyre safety organisation TyreSafe has unveiled a new video, Fit & Hope, which illustrates the poor condition of part worn tyres that are for sale on the market. All the tyres featured in Fit & Hope were bought from part worn retailers or seized during TyreSafe and Trading Standards’ joint investigations. The true-to-life experience of buyers
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
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
TyreSafe, the UK’s charity dedicated to raising awareness of the importance of correct tyre maintenance and the dangers of defective and illegal tyres, is asking those who have suffered as a result of a tyre-related incident and are willing to share their story to participate in its new social media campaign: #ItHappenedToMe Those willing to participate can
TyreSafe has aired its concern at the implication for road safety of skyrocketing MoT failure rates caused by defects with vehicles’ Tyre Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS). More than 23,000 vehicles required a retest following identification of TPMS issues in 2016 compared with a little over 7000 in 2015 – an enormous rise of 212 per
TyreSafe is urging Britain’s motorists to be extremely vigilant if considering used and not new tyres. Results of the most recent investigations in, which TyreSafe has been involved, just four of the 67 used tyres inspected were sold in compliance with legal regulations. Of those, more than half, 58 per cent, had defects impairing their
UK tyres safety organisation, TyreSafe, has again voiced concern at the impact on road safety of the government’s proposals to extend the MOT test ‘grace period’ on new vehicles to four years. Current legislation requires all new cars and motorcycles to undergo the first test at three years old. The comment is in response to
TyreSafe, the UK’s not-for-profit tyre safety awareness organisation, is inviting all road safety stakeholders to enter submissions for the TyreSafe Awards 2016. Open to non-members of TyreSafe as well as its supporters, the awards seek to recognise the work and achievements of those campaigning to raise awareness of tyre safety in the UK during 2015.
Motorists are reducing their chances of arriving safely and on time this Easter if they don’t check all their vehicle’s tyres before heading out on to the roads at one of the busiest times of year warns TyreSafe.