TyreSafe are cranking up for the launch of their annual tyres safety month which gets underway in October.
The UK’s leading tyres safety organisation is planning on building on the success of last year’s campaign and will highlight the simplicity of checking tyre tread depth with a 20p coin,
Stuart Jackson, chairman of TyreSafe, said: “Last year we introduced the 20p test which gives drivers a really quick and simple way to check if their tyre tread is safe and legal.
“We received fantastic feedback from the campaign so this year we have developed it further to specifically target families where many still do not realise just how simple and important tread depth checks are.”
By inserting a 20p coin into the main grooves of a tyre, drivers have a good indication of whether they have sufficient and legal tread depth. If the outer rim of the coin is visible when placed into the main tread grooves, the tyres may be illegal and should be checked by a qualified professional.
Current UK law requires drivers to have a minimum of 1.6mm of tread across the central three-quarters of the tyre, around its whole circumference. Drivers failing to meet these requirements face fines of up to £2,500 and three penalty points for each illegal tyre.
Interested parties who want to promote the annual awareness month are now invited to register to receive free point of sale materials for October’s tyre safety month by visiting the TyreSafe website (www.tyresafe.org) or by calling the campaign hotline on 0845 301 6852.
Denna Bowman, Head Office