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Tyre safety advice given by new app

30 October 2014

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Available for free on Apple’s iTunes and Google’s Play stores, the Tyre Safety Companion, gives a number of handy hints, practical advice and reminders regarding tyre safety and maintenance issues. Examples could be what to do at the roadside in the event of a puncture, how to check your tyre pressure and much more.

Stuart Jackson, chairman of RoadSafe partner Tyresafe said, “October’s tyre safety month is coming to an end, but our new app ensures drivers can easily access a wealth of tyre related information, no matter what time of the year it is, and the answers to some of the most common questions we’re asked by drivers are now available within this app. Furthermore, you’ll also be able to locate your nearest TyreSafe member who will be able to provide you with even more assistance and we’ll even send you timely reminders designed to help prolong the life of your tyres and maximise your safety on the road.”

The Tyre Safety Companion has been designed as part of TyreSafe’s ongoing efforts to reduce the number of tyre related casualties which occur on the UK’s roads. A recent survey carried out by the organisation found that an amazing 19 per cent of drivers admitted that they had never checked their tyre tread depth. Drivers failing to carry out regular tyre safety checks risk not only fines of up to £2,500 and three penalty points per tyre but also reduced safety on the road. Indeed, in 2013, nearly 1,000 road casualties were caused as a result of driving on illegal, defective or under-inflated tyres.



 

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