Home Menu Search

No excuse for poor tyres

10 June 2014

In 2012, 25 people were killed, 169 seriously injured and there were 1,288 road casualties in total in reported road accidents in Great Britain. In some cases illegal, defective or under inflated tyres were recorded as a contributory factor by the police officers investigating the scene.

We also understand that tyre failure is a major cause of collisions on the strategic network  - over 15,000 break­downs per year on Eng­lish motor­ways are tyre-related

Within fleets there should be no excuse for poor quality tyres as tyre checks should be standard.  Furthermore, under European Union Regulation (EC) 661/2009 all new models of passenger cars must be fitted with a tyre pressure monitoring system from 1 November 2012, and all new vehicles in the European Union must be fitted with tyre pressure monitoring system from 1 November 2014.

Further research evidence on tyres is available through The Road Safety Observatory

More advice and information is available from TyreSafe.

Related news, events and information

Tyre Safety Month

9 October 2013 – Motorists are being urged to ensure their tyres are properly inflated as Tyre Safety Month 2013, organised by...

Tyre Labelling

18 January 2012 – We will be working closely with the organisers of the Campaign for Better Tyres. The campaign web site has many...

Fleets must focus on safety and fuel efficiency with new tyre scheme

8 February 2010 – Fleet managers are being advised not to skimp on safety or cost by fast-fit giant Kwik-Fit Fleet when a new...

Fleets can cut costs and boost safety by inflating tyres with nitrogen

17 November 2009 – Fleets can prolong tyre life, boost fuel economy and improve the road safety of their company cars and vans by...

Keep your tyres in check

21 July 2013 – Story from Newspress. The Institute of Advanced Motorists warned motorists to keep their tyres in check after...

Van drivers reminded that ‘Britain works on tyres’

7 August 2019 – Story from Road Safety GB. The tyre safety charity TyreSafe has launched a new campaign focusing on van tyre...

Differing forecasts make it imperative to be tyre safe for all conditions

29 January 2020 – Story from TyreSafe. UK charity TyreSafe, states that preparation is key and by carrying out routine checks...

Tyre safety advice given by new app

30 October 2014 – Story from Newspress Available for free on Apple's iTunes and Google's Play stores, the Tyre Safety Companion,...

ESC fitment rates rise ahead of 2011 deadline

26 March 2009 – On 10 March 2009, Members of the European Parliament voted for a compulsory introduction of ESC in all new...