A yearly tyre safety campaign held by road safety organisation TyreSafe is being supported by Road Safety GB. The two organisations are now working in tandem to raise awareness of the importance of tyre safety and it is hoped the larger campaign will help to reduce more accidents on the road. TyreSafe chairman Stuart Jackson has expressed gratitude at the formal partnership made with Road Safety GB and has stated that their support will help spread the message further about making regular tyre checks. It is also hoped that the mutual campaign will reduce the number of fatalities on the road overall. With Road Safety GB on board, TyreSafe will have access to a number of resources which can help to educate drivers on the importance of tyre checks and maintenance. It is also thought that the alliance will make it easier to organise local events relating to tyre checks and safety and road safety teams can be briefed in greater detail. TyreSafe is a not-for-profit organisation which aims to reduce serious accidents on the road related to unsafe and illegal tyres.
Tyre safety-related accidents
Simple tyre safety can be the difference between an uneventful drive and a drive which causes a collision on the road. Checking that tyres have a minimum tread depth of 1.6mm can ensure that your vehicle is safe to drive on the road and doesn’t put other road users at risk. Unsafe tyres have a higher risk of bursting while driving which could cause a collision, either with another driver or as a result of failing to stop at a pedestrian crossing. Many drivers practise tyre safety but others may not be so considerate. Should you be involved in an accident on the road which is the fault of a negligent driver, you can claim compensation for your injuries.
How to make a compensation claim
Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm which helps victims of accidents which were caused by another negligent person. If you have been involved in a road traffic accident that was caused by someone else, you may be able to win a cash payout if you have suffered injuries. Call us on our 24-hour helpline to discuss your case confidentially with a member of our team. Should you choose to go ahead with your claim, we offer a no win, no fee* policy which ensures you won’t be out of pocket.
Date Published: September 19, 2014
Author: David Brown