UK charity launches van tyre safety campaign14 August 2019

Tyre safety charity TyreSafe has launched a new campaign targeting the four million-plus vans operating on Britain’s roads.

Called ‘Britain works on tyres’, the campaign is urging van drivers to ensure they conduct regular checks on tyres and avoid overloading.

As TyreSafe points out, overloading is the most common offence identified at DVSA roadside checks and can result in fines of £800 or more. Overloading also accounts for 70% of prohibitions on LCVs.

Overloading also places extra stress on tyres, which could lead to a catastrophic failure.

Stuart Jackson, chairman of the charity, says: “TyreSafe hopes that by sharing this message with van drivers we can help affect a change in attitude among them to consider their safety, and the safety of others, on the roads as their first priority.

“Britain Works on Tyres but those tyres need regular maintenance.”

For information on the campaign and for other van safety resources, click the link below.

Laura Cork

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