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Weekly Edition - Published  6 October 2016

 

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Southport poised to take lead in national Tyre Safety Month campaign

OCTOBER is Tyre Safety Month and motorists in Southport will be at the forefront of an ambitious campaign by a local garage to take hundreds of dangerous and illegal tyres off the region's roads.

Protyre Southport will support Tyre Safety Month, which is organised and promoted by national tyre safety charity, TyreSafe, by aiming to perform free checks on around 2,500 tyres, which could result in the removal of over 600 dangerous and illegal tyres

The key message to motorists in Southport this Tyre Safety Month is 'Don't chance it, check it!', which is particularly important as data by TyreSafe, indicates that approximately 1 in 4 cars are likely to have at least 1 tyre at or below the legal tread depth limit of 1.6mm.

As well as compromising a vehicle's ability to accelerate, corner and brake, motorists could face a fine of up to £2,500 and 3 penalty points per illegal tyre.

Paul Hutchinson, manager of Protyre Southport, located at Scarisbrick New Road, said:- "As an established and trusted local business we feel it's really important to fully support Tyre Safety Month and take the lead in promoting the importance of tyres and tyre safety to our community. People often check things like their oil or windscreen washer levels, but we want to help educate people about also regularly checking their tyre tread depths and pressure. Tyres are the only part of a car in contact with the road's surface, so they are the main factor that is the difference between stopping in an emergency or having an accident. As we approach winter and the roads become cold and damp, tyres will play an increasingly important role in keeping us safe. Quite simply, a worn tyre has very little grip and is an accident waiting to happen."

Stuart Jackson, TyreSafe chairman, comments:- "TyreSafe is grateful to Protyre Southport for supporting Tyre Safety Month so enthusiastically. When it comes to tyres, our message to motorists in Southport is clear, don't chance it, check it, and ensure tyres are safe, legal and winter ready."

Motorists wishing to take advantage of the free safety check are welcome to call into Protyre Southport at their convenience.

For more information on Tyre Safety Month, visit:- TyreSafe.Org.UK.

 

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