By Denna Bowman
Police forces across the UK have proclaimed their trust in Goodyear tyres when it comes to putting road safety first.
Ian Godolphin, Head of Chiltern Transport Consortium, has been highlighting the importance of a vehicles tyres and explaining why Goodyear’s innovative new tyre, EfficientGrip has become an important fitment to Bedfordshire Police, Hertfordshire Police and Thames Valley’s police fleet vehicles.
He said: “As a police officer you never know what you are going to encounter. When you’re behind the wheel it’s important to have total confidence in your vehicle, and tyres are a massive part of this.
“Whether its routine patrols or high speed pursuits it is vital that the vehicles occupants are kept safe and importantly so are the public.”
Goodyear launched the EfficientGrip, which has industry leading FuelSaving Technology, earlier this year.
The brand-new, more environmentally friendly high-performance tyre helps deliver important fuel saving whilst offering high mileage and excellent wet breaking performance levels.
Testing at Goodyear’s Luxembourg-based technical centre found that the EfficientGrip tyre has 15 per cent better rolling resistance compared to the average performance of six leading competitors’ tyres.
Mr Godolphin said: “In total we have 2,330 vehicles in our fleet doing approximately 33 million miles per year.
“No matter what your size of fleet, fuel costs account for one of your highest areas of expenditure. As a result, fuel saving is at the heart of our cost reduction.
“We have been very impressed with the performance of the EfficientGrip tyre, so much so, we are rolling it out across all our vehicles. By using this tyre we get both value for money and eco benefits, all without compromising safety.”