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Scotland discusses winter tyres

2 February 2011

RoadSafe is pleased to learn that transport plans are already being made for next winter.

Following the recent snow that brought roads across the UK to a standstill, transport bosses in Scotland are investigating how switching to winter (cold and wet weather) tyres can keep commercial vehicles moving more efficiently next winter.

A report by Richard Yarrow in Fleet News says tyre manufacturers and Transport Scotland are meeting with key personnel from the Road Haulage Association (RHA) and the Freight Transport Association (FTA) this week to discuss the matter further.

The RoadSafe team spent the early part of this winter campaigning for drivers to swap to winter tyres in the cooler, wetter months. Watch this BBC report and video from TyreSafe to learn more about the benefits of fitting these tyres.

Elsewhere in Europe, winter tyres are used to improve safety and keep traffic moving throughout winter, but maintaining mobility in adverse weather conditions is not just the responsibility of drivers. Local authorities and government agencies also have a role in predicting bad weather, gritting roads and managing traffic.