By Denna Bowman
Mercedes-Benz has become the latest vehicle manufacturer group to join the UKs leading tyres safety organisation, TyreSafe.
The company will run a series of tyre safety initiatives across its retailer network and fleet customers, highlighting the important role that tyres play in road safety, which will include a cold weather tyre programme for this winter.
As well as supporting and participating in TyreSafe’s national campaigns, Mercedes-Benz will provide valuable experience and input into the organisation, helping it develop further and reduce the number of accidents and fatalities caused by defective tyres.
Stuart Jackson, chairman of TyreSafe, said: “We are delighted that Mercedes-Benz has taken the decision to join to TyreSafe.
“The companies bring a wealth of experience in the passenger car, fleet and commercial vehicle sectors. This level of insight and understanding will help us enormously as we continue to grow and communicate tyre safety messages to an increasingly wide audience.”
As well as helping to educate drivers and fleet managers about tyre safety, Mercedes-Benz will work with TyreSafe to investigate education programmes for individuals new to the garage trade through the Mercedes-Benz Training School and Apprentice Training Academy.
The academy provides professionally delivered and recognised training for retailer staff, students, young technicians and trainee parts advisors.
Chris Cromey, national sales and marketing manager for Mercedes-Benz, said: “We fully support the aims of TyreSafe and the excellent work they are carrying out to raise awareness of the issues associated with driving on defective tyres.
“By taking an active role in the organisation we will be able to help promote these critical safety messages to our own customers and staff, helping to keep them both safe and legal.”