By Oliver Hall
Motorists are being reminded to make sure their car tyres are safe and legal before setting out on the roads during the Easter bank holiday.
With reports that more than half of drivers will be making trips in the UK, motorists are urged to follow simple steps to make sure their tyres are properly inflated and have the right amount of tread to avoid unnecessary breakdowns or accidents.
Neil Cunliffe, manager of Lancashire County Council’s Road Safety Group, said: “With more people due to be on the roads we are asking drivers to plan ahead before they set off on their journeys this Easter, to help them avoid potential hazards.
“There are a few simple steps that you can take to help make your journey a safer and more comfortable experience.”
A key message the group wants to deliver is for drivers to remember the ‘POWER’ check – which stands for ‘Petrol, Oil, Water, Electrics and Rubber’.
It urges drivers to make sure their tyres are inflated to the correct pressure and they have at least 3mm tread depth.