Tyre cam­paign leads to award for fire ser­vice

Macclesfield Express - - BUSINESS -

CHESHIRE Fire and Res­cue Ser­vice has won an award for their safety cam­paign aimed at re­duc­ing the num­ber of un­safe tyres on our roads.

The ser­vice won a Tyre Safety Award in the Com­mu­nity cat­e­gory for their work with char­ity TyreSafe.

Po­lice es­ti­mate there are more than 10 mil­lion il­le­gal tyres on the roads in the UK, with most peo­ple only find­ing out they have been driv­ing on un­safe tyres when they go for their an­nual MOT check.

Cheshire Fire and Res­cue Ser­vice and Tyre Safe have been run­ning aware­ness events for Cheshire’s driv­ers by en­gag­ing with the pub­lic and of­fer­ing a free tyre safety check, along with ad­vice on how to check tyres and the po­ten­tial con­se­quences of un­der­in­flated or over worn tyres.

Colin Heyes, Road Safety Man­ager at Cheshire Fire and Res­cue Ser­vice, said: “We are de­lighted to have won this award for try­ing to tackle what is a huge prob­lem on our roads.

“Most peo­ple don’t think about their tyres when go­ing from A to B but worn tyres can burst at any time or sig­nif­i­cantly in­crease stop­ping dis­tances with deadly con­se­quences.”

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