Avoid puncture problems with bike tyre safety month
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The kits provide a temporary repair solution for punctures up to 4mm in diameter in tubeless type motorcycle tyres, allowing riders to continue their journey via their nearest replacement tyre fitting centre. Repairs can be made without demounting the tyre from the rim and with the use of three gas cartridges, tyres can be inflated to their normal service pressure.
“In the spring many motorcyclists take their bikes out for the first ride of the year,” explains Stuart Jackson, chairman, TyreSafe.
“Punctures can pose a significant safety hazard on these rides and leave riders stranded in remote locations to wait for a recovery service. These handy kits can provide a temporary fix to punctures, minimising disruption and inconvenience.”
Bike tyre safety month runs throughout April and will educate motorcyclists about the importance of correct tyre care and maintenance. In 2008 the number of motorcycles involved in an accident where illegal, defective or under-inflated tyres rose by 28 percent to a three-year high of 88 accidents.
Additionally VOSA figures show that tyre defects contributed to nearly 75 motorcycles failing their MoT tests every single day.
TyreSafe is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to raising awareness of the importance of the dangers of defective and worn tyres. TyreSafe has campaigned consistently to underline the importance of tyre safety for more than 15 years and was rewarded with the Prince Michael International Road Safety Award in 2001.
TyreSafe receives positive support from many major tyre manufacturers and retailers, and has been credited with reducing the number of defective tyres in the UK over the past decade from 18% to 12%.
TyreSafe is a signatory to the European Road Safety Charter which was launched in 2004 with the aim of halving the number of deaths on European roads by 2010.