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Tyre Safety Month

9 October 2013

Motorists are being urged to ensure their tyres are properly inflated as Tyre Safety Month 2013, organised by RoadSafe Partner TyreSafe, gets into gear.

The campaign encourages drivers to make monthly tyre pressure checks to ensure their vehicle(s) remain safe on the road.

Results from a recent pan-European survey  involving more than 27,000 cars, found that 78% were being driven on under-inflated tyres - and 28% had seriously under-inflated tyres.

And DfT casualty stats for 2012 show that last year 194 people were killed or seriously injured as a result of an accident caused by an illegal, defective or under-inflated tyre.

To help drivers understand the importance of checking tyre pressure, TyreSafe has developed a suite of materials including a dealer locator and online animation.

There is also a free iPhone app which gives drivers the correct tyre pressure for their vehicle(s), simply by inputting their registration details.

Stuart Jackson, chairman of TyreSafe, said, "As the nights draw in and the weather deteriorates it is essential that drivers ensure that their tyres are safe and fit for the winter ahead.

“The most basic inspection, which should be carried out at least once a month, is simply checking that your tyres are properly inflated. Tread depth and tyre condition are also important and to help drivers make these assessments, thousands of garages will be offering free safety checks throughout the month."

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