By Denna Bowman
Tyre safety month is launched today and the wheels are turning on a campaign to encourage motorists to make sure their vehicle tyres are safe and legal.
The annual campaign, organised by TyreSafe, the UK’s leading tyres safety group, will focus on asking motorists if it is ‘time for a change?’ as winter arrives and brings its usual hazardous driving conditions.
TyreSafe is urging motorists to check the condition of their tyres to ensure they have got enough tread to keep them safe on wet and wintery roads.
As well as checking the condition of their existing tyres, vehicle owners are also being asked to consider the option of switching over to winter tyres.
Winter tyres provide added safety when temperatures drop below 7 degrees Celsius making them ideal from October through to March and not just when roads are covered in snow and ice.