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Tyre Safety Campaign

30 September 2013

Throughout October Humberside Fire and Rescue Service (HFRS) will be supporting Tyresafe’s 2013.

The TyreSafe campaign urges drivers to check their pressures during Tyre Safety Month and to make a commitment to carry on doing so on a monthly basis. Tyre pressures should be checked at least once a month and also before embarking on any long journeys.

During 2012, HFRS attended 421 road traffic collisions on the regions roads.

Louise Marritt, Road Safety Team Leader at HFRS, said: “To continue to reduce the amount of people killed or seriously injured, we are committed to raising awareness around all aspects of road safety; this involves working together with partner agencies, which form a regional road safety partnership, Safer Roads Humber. During October, the Service will be encouraging drivers to check tyre pressures and to make to it part of a routine throughout the year.”

Correct tyre pressures are essential for safety on the road. Under-inflated tyres are much more likely to suffer a dangerous blowout, typically at high speed on a busy motorway or main road. Properly inflated tyres last longer, save fuel consumption and give better handling and braking, this will further reduce the chances of being involved in an accident.

The correct pressure settings can be found inside the vehicle handbook, inside the fuel filler cap or on a plate on the driver’s door sill. Alternatively, download TyreSafe’s free iPhone pressure checker app, or search their online database by simply entering your vehicle’s registration number.

Further information can be found at www.tyresafe.org