TyreSafe have announced that October proved to be their most successful tyres safety month ever.
There were record levels of interest from the public and media and countrywide support from the tyres industry.
The annual tyres safety campaign was given a significant boost by motoring journalist Quentin Willson.
The popular TV presenter starred in a movie which demonstrated the dangers of driving on illegal tyres as well how to carry out the 20p “lifesaver in your pocket” test.
The video can be seen by searching for ‘TyreSafe’ on YouTube or by visiting the TyreSafe website.
In addition to the movie, Quentin Willson discussed the topic on 20 radio stations across the UK and made a guest appearance on BBC Breakfast news where once again, he demonstrated the 20p test.
For those of you who missed it, here’s how to carry out the 20p test:
Insert the 20p coin into the main tyre grooves at several places around the circumference of the tyre and across its width.
If the outer band of the 20p coin is visible whenever you check the tread, your tread depth may be illegal and you may well need new tyres.
Oliver Hall, Operations Team