Following two years of extreme winter weather and the prospect of another harsh season ahead, this October’s tyre safety month is focusing on driving in winter. Wet roads, cold temperatures, snow and ice can all contribute to potentially dangerous slip ups such as loss of grip, aquaplaning and longer stopping distances so it’s critical that your tyres are properly maintained and fit for the winter ahead. Watch our video below:
Stay safe and legal
As the driver of a vehicle, you are responsible for ensuring its tyres are safe, legal and in a roadworthy state. As the only point of contact with the road surface, your safety depends on it. Failure to comply with the minimum regulations can result in fines of up to £2,500 and three penalty points for each illegal tyre. This could cost you your licence, or even worse, your life.
Complete tyre safety
During tyre safety month, not only will TyreSafe be educating drivers about the added safety benefits of fitting winter tyres, but it will also encourage them to take other important safety precautions such as tread depth and pressure checks. A range of resources have been developed explaining what drivers need to do, including our Magnificent 7 winter tyre safety tips.
Garages, tyre dealers and many other organisations can take advantage of a range of FREE tyre safety month campaign materials. Posters, leaflets, web banners, an online movie and animated safety guide are all available to help you support the campaign.
Click here for more details about campaign materials.