Tyre safety event in support of Tavistock Specials FC

Tyre safety event in support of Tavistock Specials FC

17 Oct

By Tom Boote

Our Tavistock centre will host a tyre safety evening on Wednesday 26th October, which will also raise money for the Tavistock Specials Football Club.

Protyre Tavistock, located at Unit 23 Plymouth Road Industrial Estate, is organising the event to support Tyre Safety Month, which runs throughout October, promoted by national tyre safety charity, Tyre Safe, by aiming to perform free checks on around 2,500 tyres, which could result in the removal of over 600 dangerous and illegal tyres.

Everyone attending the event, which runs from 6pm to 9pm, will have the chance to win £500 worth of raffle prizes, enjoy free giveaways, light refreshments and – most importantly – receive a free tyre check along with advice and information about tyres and tyre safety. All money raised from donations and raffle sales will be donated to the Tavistock Specials.

The key message to motorists in Tavistock this Tyre Safety Month is ‘Don’t chance it, check it!’, which is particularly important as data by TyreSafe indicates that approximately one in four cars are likely to have at least one tyre at or below the legal tread depth limit of 1.6mm. As well as compromising a vehicle’s ability to accelerate, corner and brake, motorists could face a fine of up to £2,500 and three penalty points per illegal tyre.

Dave Thompson, manager of Protyre Tavistock, said: “As an established and trusted local business we feel it’s really important to fully support Tyre Safe and take the lead in promoting the importance of tyres and tyre safety to our community.”

 “We decided to combine the event with a fundraiser for the Tavistock Specials as we’ve supported the club for over 10 years. It’s going to be fun and informal evening but with a serious message behind it - it’s crucial for your safety, and the safety of other road users, that you get your tyres checked on a regular basis.” 

Anyone wishing to attend the event should register via http://www.protyre.co.uk/tavistockevening or by calling 01822 735 048. 
 

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