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Make a PACT with your tyres

Whether you ride a motorcycle, scooter or moped, for maximum enjoyment, performance and safety, TyreSafe recommends making a PACT with your tyres.
P - Performance, including grip, handling and fuel economy will all be improved with correct tyre care.
A – Air pressure is essential for maximum performance. Pressures should be checked at least once a week using an accurate pressure gauge.
C – Condition is critical to road safety. Inspect tyres for any cuts, bulges, uneven wear or objects embedded in the tread.
T – Tread depth is essential for safety on wet roads. Check that your tread depth is not below the legal minimum of 1mm (for bikes over 50cc). Bikes under 50cc must have the grooves of the original tread pattern clearly visible.

Stay safe and legal

Your tyres are the only part of your motorcycle, scooter or moped in contact with the road surface so it is essential that they are properly maintained and in a legal and roadworthy state. Failure to comply with the minimum legal standards can result in fines and penalty points, or even worse, your life.

Correct tyre care is of particular importance during the spring as many riders of larger machines will be embarking on their first rides of the year. During the winter months when bikes have been placed in storage, tyres may have become damaged or unsafe so it is essential that riders give them a thorough inspection prior to use.

Riders using their machines all year round need to ensure that their tyres are in a good condition in order to cope with the widely varying road conditions we experience in the UK.

By making a PACT with your tyres, you can ensure that your motorcycle, scooter or moped is safe to ride and you can maximise your enjoyment on the road.

For further information about motorcycle tyre safety, take a look at our main tyre safety section.

Get involved

Garages, motorcycle dealers, tyre retailers and other organisations can back the campaign and take advantage of a range of free support materials. Point of sale information leaflets and posters are available to help you explain to riders the importance of checking their tyres.

To order your free copies of the materials, click on the link opposite or call the campaign hotline on 0845 301 68520845 301 6852 from 9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday.

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Latest News

Industry News

  • Crackdown on unsafe coaches travelling West

    A coach with two dangerously worn tyres was stopped by police on the A303 in the Westcountry and not allowed to continue until the vehicle was made safe. Read more: http://www.thisiscornwall.co.uk/Crackdown-unsafe-coaches-travelling-West/story-19645678-detail/story.html#ixzz2bkYUjNNd Follow us: @thisisdevonnews on Twitter | thisisdevon on Facebook

    Source: Western Morning News

  • Worn tyres prompt Isle of Man prosecution warning

    Tyre defects, found by experts on parked cars during random spot checks in the capital of the Isle of Man, have prompted a prosecution warning.

    Source: BBC News

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