Protyre supports 'Home Safely on Safe Tyres' campaign from TyreSafe
TyreSafe, the UK’s tyre safety charity, have launched a new awareness campaign that is aimed at parent chauffeurs delivering and collecting their children from their various hobbies or extra-curricular activities. By the time their child is celebrating their 20th Birthday, parents are likely to have spent over 3,000 hours driving them around - that’s 125 days of non-stop motoring.
Parents can drive an addtional 30 miles a week which is another 30 miles a week on their vehicle's tyres. It is the driver’s responsibility to check the tyres on their vehicle and keep them in good condition. However rather worryingly, more than one in four parents may be driving with illegal or poorly maintained tyres*.
TyreSafe's 'Home Safely on Safe Tyres' campaign highlights the importance that tyres have in minimising the risks to drivers and their young passengers, while also highlighting that it is the driver's responsibility to check the condition of their car’s tyres.
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Stuart Jackson, Chairman of TyreSafe, said: “Taking children to the activities they love, from Guiding or Scout organisations, to football and swimming, and everything in between, is an almost daily occurrence for most parents. It’s vital that parents all remember the car tyres are the only part of the car in contact with the road, which makes their maintenance essential. Whether you are a parent, grandparent or guardian, checking your tyres once a month is the minimum that can be done to make sure we get them home safely on safe tyres.”
*Based on the TyreSafe survey of more than 340,000 tyres at the point of replacement conducted in partnership with Highways England
For further information on the Home Safely on Safe Tyres campaign, please visit www.tyresafe.org.
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