Climate change vigilantes deflate 100s of SUV tyres

9 Mar 2022
Climate change activists calling themselves “The Tyre Extinguishers” claim they have “disarmed” 100s of SUVs in Chelsea, Chiswick, Harley Street, Hampstead Heath, Notting Hill, Belgravia, Clapham, Brighton, Bristol, Cambridge, Sheffield, Liverpool and Edinburgh on the evening of 7 March 2022. But are they aware of the environmental and road safety risks of interfering with tyre pressures?
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UK motorists waste up to £1 billion due to underinflated tyres – TyreSafe research

20 Oct 2021
New research by TyreSafe suggests UK motorists are wasting between £600 million and £1 billion on unnecessary fuel bills driving on underinflated tyres. The road safety campaign group used information sourced from the Department for Transport, Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, and Michelin’s Fill Up With Air annual survey to model the effects of tyre underinflation on motorists’ wallets.
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TyreSafe’s summer holiday message: wherever you want to be this summer, be tyre safe

6 Aug 2021
With remaining uncertainty about the safety and logistics of foreign travel, according to YouGov, 47% of British holidaymakers are planning a 2021 staycation, with many relying on their vehicle to get them to their destination. With an expected rise in longer journeys in the UK, TyreSafe is reminding drivers there are more tyre-related incidents on […]
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Don’t ignore tyres during lockdown

22 Feb 2021
Many vehicles won’t have been used much since Christmas and most of those that have are likely to have only been used for short trips. While it’s tempting to put maintenance checks on hold, TyreSafe is advising drivers to check their vehicle’s tyres during lockdown to potentially save themselves money in the long run and reduce the risk of a tyre-related incident when they do return to the roads.
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TyreSafe’s TyreFlix films provide road safety reminder  

30 Oct 2020
A leading road safety charity is reminding drivers to check their tyre tread regularly using advice provided in a brand-new film-based production from TyreFlix, called Judge Tread. TyreSafe is the UK’s only charity dedicated to raising awareness of the importance of tyre safety and regular tyre maintenance checks. Its annual campaign is focussing on encouraging drivers to ensure their tyres are Ready for ACTion by checking Air pressure, Condition and Tread.
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1 in 3 parents ‘putting kids at risk on dangerous tyres’ – Protyre survey

14 Oct 2020
Almost one in three parents could be driving their kids around on dangerous tyres, according to new research from Protyre. The alarming findings come from a new online YouGov survey commissioned by Protyre – the UK’s fastest growing tyre retailer– as part of this year’s nationwide Tyre Safety Month. In the YouGov survey, Protyre found that just under a third of British parents with children aged 18 and under who own a car admitted to only checking the safety of their tyres every three months or  less, with some not checking them at all. Further survey findings showed that parents regularly check more visible child safety equipment, such as seat belts and car seats than they did their tyres.
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Old minibus and bus tyres banned

17 Jul 2020
The Department for Transport (DfT) has decided to go ahead with legislation banning the fitment of tyres over 10 years of age to the front wheels of lorries, buses and coaches. The ban also extends to all wheels of minibuses unless they have a ‘twin axle’, which means they would have two wheels on each side at the rear. To assist in enforcement, the age limit will be included in the MoT test of the commercial vehicles while the DVSA will now include a tyre age check as part of its routine roadside activities.
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Has lockdown lay-up damaged my car battery?

15 May 2020
With more drivers getting in their cars again after the government began to ease lockdown restrictions, more people are likely to find battery issues. Idling vehicles increases considerable the chance of damage to car batteries. This is due to the car’s electrical systems and alarms draining the battery continually, as well as the natural loss in charge that occurs over time. As a result, significant numbers of batteries could require recharging or replacement as more of us drive after a long lay-up.
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TyreSafe: Legal tread depth still require, despite MoT exemption

1 Apr 2020
Tread depth is essential to keep a vehicle in contact with the road in wet conditions and it remains a legal requirement, despite the introduction of a six-month exemption on MoT for Britain’s motorists. TyreSafe is reminding motorists that a tyre being driven below 1.6mm is illegal and if found by the police could result in a fine of up to £2,500 and three-points being added to a driver’s licence – per tyre.
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