Tyre manufacturer Falken has joined TyreSafe to promote tyre safety in the UK after its own survey revealed alarming results.
Falken carried out its tyres safety research at Moorfield Primary School in Newport, Shropshire, where it discovered 30 per cent of the parents cars checked had illegal tyres.
The result prompted the tyres company to join the UK’s leading tyre safety group. Stuart Jackson, chairman of TyreSafe, commented: “It’s fantastic news to welcome Falken to the TyreSafe nest thanks to the sterling work they’re already doing.
“Although alarming, unfortunately I don’t think the results from Falken’s primary school tyre safety survey are unusual. It goes to show that joining Tyresafe and helping us spread the tyre safety message is vitally important work.”
Since its inception in 2006, TyreSafe’s activities have helped reduce the number of people killed or seriously injured in accidents related to tyres by 30 per cent.
Other key members of the tyres group include Apollo, Bridgestone, Cooper, Continental, Dunlop, Goodyear, Hankook, Kumho, Michelin, Pirelli and Yokohama. TyreSafe also works closely with a wide range of government organisations, councils and the emergency services.
Matt Smith, Director for the UK & Ireland at Falken tyres, added: “Falken places tyre safety at the centre of everything it does and while we’re making a difference ourselves with such initiatives as our school tyre safety survey, there’s no doubt that joining TyreSafe will give added weight to our activity.”
etyres supply and fit a wide range of Falken tyres and its highly competitive prices are currently even lower thanks to its Big Tyre Safe. Customers receive a £25 discount if they order four or more new tyres and £10 off if they order two or three tyres. etyres customers also enjoy the benefit of having their new tyres fitted at a time and location to suit them.
Denna Bowman, Head Office