Congratulations to everyone at TyreSafe, the UKs leading tyres safety organisation, for receiving a prestigious Prince Michael International Road Safety Award.
It was given in recognition of the groups achievements in raising awareness about the dangers associated with defective and worn tyres.
The Award comes just weeks after the end of Octobers successful Tyre Safety Month, which TyreSafe organises to drive home the message about making sure our tyres are safe and legal.
TyreSafe is now in its third year and since its inception has helped reduce the number of deaths on the UK’s roads from tyre related accidents, as reported by the Department for Transport, from 44 in 2006, to 34 in 2008.
The number of reported casualties from accidents where illegal, defective or under-inflated tyres were a contributory factor has also reduced significantly from 1580 in 2006 to 894 in 2008.
Stuart Jackson, chairman of TyreSafe, said: “It’s a fantastic honour to have been awarded this distinguished accolade.
“Despite being just three years old, the activities of TyreSafe really demonstrate what can be achieved when an industry rallies together.
“We continue to spread our messages about tyre safety to a wider audience in an increasingly engaging manner and we hope these efforts will result in an even greater reduction of tyre related accidents.”
The Prince Michael International Road Safety Awards have been presented to individuals, companies or organisations since 1987 in recognition of their outstanding contribution to improving road safety.
Oliver Hall, Operations Team