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Tyre Safety Month 2019

1st – 31st October 2019

Look who’s talking

This year the Influencing Travel Behaviour Team are supportinh Tyre Safety month. We want to spread the word about how important tyre safety is, by reminding drivers of the importance of frequent tyre pressure checks to improve road safety, reduce motoring costs and be kinder to the environment.

This year Tyre Safe’s campaign ‘Look Who’s Talking’ covers all three key areas of routine tyre maintenance: Air pressure; Condition; and Tread depth – ACT. The campaign seeks to encourage motorists to check their tyres at least once a month every month, and before long journeys. Don’t ignore your tyres, check:

  • Air pressure: Use an accurate tyre pressure gauge to check tyres’ air pressure is at the recommended settings. Check the vehicles owner’s handbook or fuel filler cap
  • Condition: Lumps or bulges in a tyre may indicate internal damage and increase the risk of a catastrophic failure. If these, or cuts and cracks, are found while checking a tyre, the tyre may need replacing and professional advice should be sought.
  • Tread depth: Tread depth should be checked with an accurate gauge to ensure it is above the minimum legal limit of 1.6mm. If you don’t have an accurate tread depth gauge, a 20p can be used as a guide to how close your tread is to the limit

Useful links

Why not get involved and download printable resources for your company / place of work and promote the importance of checking your tyres? Visit Tyresafe for resources.

By SaferRoadsLeeds

Leeds City Council's Influencing Travel Behaviour Team wants to improve road safety. We promote safe and sustainable travel with schools and engage with communities.

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