Road Safety GB support delivers boost for Tyre Safety Month
This October’s Tyre Safety Month campaign has received a major boost with the news that Road Safety GB has become an official supporter of the campaign’s organiser TyreSafe.
As a national road safety organisation that includes representatives from many groups across the UK, such as local government road safety teams, Road Safety GB’s involvement is expected to help raise awareness about October’s campaign further than ever before, helping to make the UK’s roads safer.
“We’re delighted to formally mark our ongoing partnership and collaboration with Road Safety GB,” comments Stuart Jackson, chairman, TyreSafe. “Correct tyre care and maintenance is an essential element of road safety so it’s fantastic that Road Safety GB will be supporting our ongoing campaigns. Not only will this help to raise the profile of tyres within the wider road safety agenda, but it will directly help to educate motorists and reduce the number of tyre related road casualties.”
With more than 1,200 casualties occurring on the UK’s roads every year as a result of illegal, defective or under-inflated tyres, Road Safety GB joins a number of major road safety organisations who share concerns about tyre safety issues and support TyreSafe’s activities such as the Highways Agency, the Chief Fire Officers Association and the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency.
As a supporter of TyreSafe, Road Safety GB will have access to a wealth of resources to help it and its partners educate drivers on a wide range of tyre safety topics such as correct inflation, adequate tread depth and part worn tyres. MeanwhileTyreSafe will have even greater access to road safety teams around the UK as well being able to utilise Road Safety GB’s experience, learning and research acquired in other road safety areas.
Alan Kennedy, Road Safety GB business and operations manager, said: “Several of our members already work closely with TyreSafe and we are delighted to formalise our relationship with them.
“Our new alliance with TyreSafe will make it easier for our members to organise tyre safety events in their local area, in partnership with a local TyreSafe member. “We will be briefing road safety teams in more detail in the coming weeks.”
Other organisations wishing to support October’s Tyre Safety Month can find out more by visiting here.