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Tyre industry briefing to tackle hot topics

Press Release  •  Feb 29, 2012 14:47 GMT

Part-worn tyres and tyre labelling are two of the main issues to be addressed at TyreSafe’s next industry communications briefing on 3rd May.

The free-to-attend event is open to anyone with an interest in tyre and road safety and will be held at the Ardencote Manor hotel in Warwickshire. The event will provide attendees with an overview of the important changes facing the industry, as well as highlighting TyreSafe’s forthcoming campaigns so that companies and organisations can integrate them within their own activities.

Stuart Jackson, chairman, TyreSafe, said: “This is a great opportunity to explore some pressing road safety issues and we would encourage as many connected to the industry to come along.

“Indeed, there are many exciting and important developments expected over the next 12 months, so perhaps more than ever this is a must attend event for anyone with an interest in tyres and road safety.”

Specifically, the briefing includes a review of TyreSafe’s imminent part-worn tyre campaign and the launch of its young drivers and fleet initiatives. There will also be an overview of the new tyre labelling regulations that will come into force later this year. Sussex Police will also deliver a case study with Chandlers BMW about how they worked closely together during last October to improve tyre safety at a local level.

The briefing will commence at 10.30am and is expected to finish at around midday. It will be followed by a buffet lunch and networking opportunity. Anyone wishing to attend the event can reserve their place by contacting Christine Joyce by email on cjoyce@tyresafe.org or phone 0845 301 6852.

 About TyreSafe:

TyreSafe is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of correct tyre maintenance and the dangers of defective and worn tyres.

In 2009, TyreSafe was awarded with the Prince Michael International Road Safety Award in recognition of its achievements in raising awareness about the dangers associated with driving on defective and worn tyres.

TyreSafe supports the government’s ACT ON CO2 campaign which promotes Smarter Driving tips to help cut CO2 emissions from driving.

TyreSafe is a signatory to the European Road Safety Charter which aims to reduce road fatalities.

TyreSafe is a supporter of the UN Decade of Action for Road Safety which aims to make roads safer and save lives.

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