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Cheshire Fire and Rescue 2018

The dedication of TyreSafe members and partners to raising awareness of tyre safety runs throughout the year. Cheshire Fire and its partners focused on partnership activities conducted to engage with the public to educate them about the current condition of their tyres and, by instruction and demonstration, to explain how to “self-test” in the future. Partners involved are Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service (CFRS), Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service (LFRS), The Fire Fighters Charity (FFC), Highways England (HE) and Tyresafe partner, Protyre.

Why did Cheshire Fire get involved?

Poor tyre condition is a larger issue on the roads in relation to “Killed and Seriously Injured” casualties than mobile phone use yet the topic is far less known by the public. The Fire Service involved and HE saw this as a call to action to identify a method of educating and promoting knowledge of this risk to vehicle users in an effort to reduce defective tyres on our roads and consequently to reduce incidents occurring from them.

What did Cheshire Fire do?

In a national project being trialled in the North West, the partners working together offer free tyre safety checks and advice alongside the long-running programme of FFC car washes. Vehicles come to the station to be washed and receive the tyre check and advice whilst queuing to go through the wash area.

The result

The drivers and occupants of the vehicles going through the car washes all received information and education about the importance of the tyres on their vehicle, how and when to carry out checks, and the consequences of unsafe tyres. A total of £2,009.07 was raised for the Firefighters Charity.

Get involved

Like what you hear and want to play a part in making our roads safer, then simply contact TyreSafe on 01787 226995.