New app delivers tyre safety advice on the go
‘October’s tyre safety month is coming to an end, but our new app ensures drivers can easily access a wealth of tyre related information, no matter what time of the year it is,’ explained Stuart Jackson, chairman of TyreSafe.
‘Answers to some of the most common questions we’re asked by drivers are now available within this app. Furthermore, you’ll also be able to locate your nearest TyreSafe member who will be able to provide you with even more assistance and we’ll even send you timely reminders designed to help prolong the life of your tyres and maximise your safety on the road.’
The Tyre Safety Companion has been designed as part of TyreSafe’s ongoing efforts to reduce the number of tyre related casualties which occur on the UK’s roads. A recent survey carried out by the organisation found that an amazing 19% of drivers admitted that they had never checked their tyre tread depth.
Drivers failing to carry out regular tyre safety checks risk not only fines of up to £2,500 and three penalty points per tyre but also reduced safety on the road. Indeed, in 2013, nearly 1,000 road casualties were caused as a result of driving on illegal, defective or under-inflated tyres.
For more information visit www.tyresafe.org.