TyreSafe calls for action on faulty forecourt airlines


21stJan08TyreSafe, the tyre industry’s leading tyre safety body, is calling on owners and managers of petrol retail forecourts to ensure that their tyre pressure airlines are kept in good working order following a damning report from the leading motoring weekly magazine Auto Express. The magazine found that up to 40% of these vital pieces of equipment were found to be faulty or in-operative.

Tyre pressures are vital to the safety and economic operation of all vehicles and tyre pressure airlines, that deliver greater or lesser pressures than required on the forecourt, could put motorist’s safety at risk. Recent Department for Transport figures have confirmed that a third of all accidents involving injury was as a result of defective or under inflated tyres.

TyreSafe retail supporters including ATS Euromaster, Central Tyres, Just Tyres, Kwik Fit, Hi-Q, First Stop, ProTyre, Stapletons and National Tyres and Autocare are offering all motorists the opportunity of having their tyre pressures checked and adjusted where necessary, together with a simple five point winter safety check, at any of their nationwide retail outlets. TyreSafe is urging motorists to take advantage of this free pressure check having regard for the particularly heavy rainfall in many areas at present, which will test how good a vehicle’s tyres really are.

Editors Notes

TyreSafe is a not for profit, non-commercial organisation set-up to promote tyre safety and raise the awareness of the dangers of driving on defective or badly worn tyres. Illegal and worn tyres are a contributory factor in many road collisions particularly in the wet. For more tyre safety information visit www.tyresafe.org

For further press information please contact Chris Wakley or Simon Wittenberg at Automotive PR on 020 7494 8050

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