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Category: TyreSafe

Part worn outlets selling illegal and unsafe tyres in UK according to TyreSafe

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

TyreSafe unveils Fit & Hope video

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

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

TyreSafe raises issue of MOT failures

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 issues part worn tyre warning

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

TyreSafe concerned over MOT proposals

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 invites entries for TyreSafe Awards 2016

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.