Danger Danger, Tyres!!!
RAISING the awareness of the
dangers of driving on worn or defective tyres will be the focus of a
high profile road safety campaign aimed at motorists on the roads of
the North West of England next month. The 4 principle police forces
in the North West - Cheshire, Greater Manchester, Lancashire and
Merseyside - will combine with the Tyre Industry Council - Britain's
foremost tyre safety organisation - to mount a hard hitting campaign
detailing the increased risk of having an accident, particularly in
the wet, if a vehicle has worn tyres. Recent research by the AA
Motoring Trust indicates that worn tyres contribute to 1 in 10
accidents in wet conditions.
Part of the campaign will involve roadside tyre checks in the North
West area with the police and experts from the Tyre Industry Council
checking for illegal tyres. Motorists found to have a tyre that
falls below the 1.6mm minimum tread depth could face a £2,500 fine
and three penalty points.
In a similar series of checks last year the number of defective
tyres in the north west of England was some 12%, roughly the
national average. However, the numbers of tyres on cars and vans
with a tyre tread depth between 2mm and 1.6mm was over 14%.
As part of the tyre safety campaign, motorists in and around
Manchester will be offered a range of safety checks for their
vehicles at a special event to be staged at The Trafford Centre on
16 - 17 September. Over the 2 days, motorists will be able to take
advantage of free tyre checks and gain tyre safety advice.
The Trafford Centre event will also provide the opportunity for
visitors to experience a range of free demonstrations with Michelin
and Bosch displaying their F1 and ESP simulators respectively. The
police and local road safety bodies will be present with displays
over the two days and the Fire Brigade will be performing a
simulated 'extraction' of a driver from a crashed vehicle.
The photograph above clearly shows a
tyre that has over 1.6mm, but look close and you will see it will
have to be replaced soon as it is starting to where out on the
edges. Always check your tyres as they when the start to
go they go fast. The one below you can see tread
has depleted below 1.6mm minimum tread and now that tyre is illegal
and came off a car whose drive did not spot it had warn down, until
she got a flat.
Reader Competition... Tasty Allergy Friendly Foods!
JUST to celebrate the extension of its
range of tasty allergy friendly foods, OK foods has teamed up with
the Southport & Mersey Reporter to offer you the opportunity to win
a fantastic prize.
OK it is now week 2. Still up for grabs are 5 hampers overflowing with OK Food's gluten free,
wheat free and dairy free products, including moist sponge puddings
with smooth chocolate and tangy lemon sauces, low fat slices, fruit
cakes and various other cakes and tantalising treats.
Competition question... "Where and
on what date did OK Foods be giving away free samples of its new
range?" Please email you answers to us by 12 noon on 1
September 2005 with your full address, phone number and your full
(real) name. We will then pass the winners on to Fuelrefuel and they
will contact them direct. Good Luck! Our email address is:-
Delicious as conventional products and produced in a dedicated
gluten-free bakery to excellent standards, the new ranges can be
enjoyed by all the family not just those on a specialist diet:-
v Ok Foods Sponge Puddings
These light, moist sponge puddings are covered with a range of
delicious toppings including golden syrup, smooth chocolate and
tangy lemon sauces.
v Ok Foods Low Fat Fingers
For those looking for that guilt free, low fat, allergy friendly
indulgence - treat yourself to the tropical taste of Ok Cherry &
Coconut or the seriously scrumptious fruity Ok Cranberry & Raisin
low fat fingers.
v Ok Foods Ginger Cake & Fruit Cake Slices
Equally tasty and scrumptious are the delectable Ginger Cake Slices,
a dark spicy ginger cake and the Fruit Cake Slices, a rich, moist
cake slice packed with sultanas, raisins, and apricots - perfect
served with a steaming cup of tea!
v Ok Foods Fruit Fingers
The existing Apricot & Cinnamon or Wild Blueberry crunchy corn and
syrup fruit fingers are also full of juicy flavour and individually
wrapped - perfect for packed lunches and picnics.
v Ok Foods Cakes
Never one to compromise on the quality of ingredients, Ok Foods
existing range of cakes are just as good and tasty as conventional
products. Consisting of indulgent Chocolate & Hazelnut and fruity
Apricot & Almond cake you wouldn't believe they are wheat, gluten
Customers could try the new range at the Huyton ASDA on 27 August where
the OK Foods team held a stand, distributing free samples, from selected
products in the new line.