TyreSafe is a leading tyre safety organisation which encourages road users to make regular tyre checks to ensure they are road worthy. Established in 2006, the organisation creates awareness of the dangers of driving with illegal and defective tyres and campaigns regularly to inform drivers about the risk they may be taking by failing to check their tyres. The not-for-profit organisation works alongside several industries including tyre retailers, manufacturers and equipment suppliers as well as a number of other organisations including the charity RoadSafe, the Highways Agency, the fire service, police and local authorities. Since 2006, TyreSafe has reduced the amount of tyre-related accidents by 30% and continue to use campaigns to ensure people are regularly checking the tyres on their vehicles. They run a Tyre Safety Month campaign once a month every year which others can take part in. Industries which have taken part in the past often hold advice sessions for their employees but some even hold free tyre checks for their customers driving through. Drivers are encouraged to ensure that their tyres have a minimum tread depth of 1.6mm according to legal requirements as cars without this could be violating road safety laws.
Poor tyre safety and repercussions
Tyres which do not meet the minimum requirements according to TyreSafe and road safety laws could make your vehicle unsafe and unfit to be on the road. Those who do not carry out regular checks on their tyres could be putting the safety of themselves and others at risk by continuing to drive so it is advised to do regular checks and have your tyres maintained regularly. Tyres which burst or skid on the road could do so at the same time a pedestrian steps onto the road or they could cause a collision with another vehicle. Fatalities can be caused by a failure to practise basic road safety. The Accident Advice Helpline can assist if you have been involved in a collision that was the fault of another road user.
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Accident Advice Helpline is a compensation claims company which specialises in personal injuries. If you have been in a road traffic accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence and you have been injured as a result, give our team a call on our free 24-hour helpline to discuss making a claim. You could win a cash payout for your injuries and our no win, no fee* policy ensures you won’t struggle financially to make your claim with us.