TyreSafe Awards open for entry


Following the amazing success of its inaugural awards ceremony last year, TyreSafe has opened entries for its 2014 honours.

This year, entries are being invited into seven different categories covering the main types of organisations which support the group’s activities including tyre and car manufacturers, emergency services and its community award among others.

In addition to the seven open categories, TyreSafe will also present its outstanding achievement award, which in 2013 was awarded to the Highways Agency, to the organisation demonstrating the most exceptional contribution to raising awareness about the dangers associated with illegal and defective tyres.

“Last year’s awards were a fantastic occasion which allowed us to not only celebrate and recognise the efforts of our peers, but also to draw inspiration about a wide range of tyre safety initiatives,” explains Stuart Jackson, chairman, TyreSafe. “We know that already this year, there’s been some amazing work carried out by our partners, so I’d encourage all of these people, as well as those planning to take part in October’s tyre safety month, to start thinking about their entry. It really is a great way to have your efforts recognised.”

Despite the positive work carried out by TyreSafe and its partners, dangerous tyres are still a major concern in the UK. In 2012, more than 1,200 road casualties resulted from accidents caused by an illegal, defective or under-inflated tyre and more than 170 drivers were convicted at a magistrate’s court every week for driving on illegal tyres. However, through its campaigning and awareness activities, TyreSafe has helped reduce tyre related casualties in the UK by 38 per cent since its inception in 2006.

Entries into the 2014 TyreSafe Award must be submitted by Friday 5th November with the ceremony taking place at St Johns Hotel, Solihull on Friday 28th November.

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