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Tyre Safety Month 2016 – Ballymena

October is Tyre Safety Month 2016. In Ballymena you can get your tyres professionally checked at Ballymena Tyres on Warden Street. Tyre Safety Month is designed to highlight why checking your tyres is so important. Here are some details pit together by the organistaion TyreSafe.org

Tyre Safety Month 2016 - Ballymena

Tyre Safety Month 2016 – Ballymena

Over 340,000 tyres have now been surveyed by over 800 retailers across England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales confirming the findings of the first phase, that more than one-in-four British motorists are replacing their tyres when they were already illegal. In 2016, that equates to potentially over 10 million illegal and dangerous tyres on Britain’s roads. In combination with the number of casualties resulting from tyre-related incidents, the MoT failure rate due to defective tyres, and surveys of British motorists’ awareness of tyre safety issues, there is unquestionable evidence that attitudes need to change.

In addition to the fact that routine tyre checks would prevent many of these incidents, this evidence has been the inspiration behind this year’s Tyre Safety Month campaign – Don’t chance it, Check it.

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  • Potentially over 10 million illegal and dangerous tyres could be on Britain’s roads in 2016
  • Tread depth has a decisive influence on the way your vehicle accelerates, brakes and corners
  • Safe tyres with legal tread depth will reduce the risks to you, your passengers and all road users
  • Driving on tyres with illegal tread depth not only reduces your safety on the road but also risks a fine of up to £2,500 and three penalty points for each illegal tyre

Please take time this month to check you tyres. Visit the Tyresafe.org website for help and advice and if you are worried about anything please call with Ballymena Tyres for professional advice.