Tyre campaign leads to award for fire service
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.”