Tyre Awareness Day

FREE tyre safety checks for Blackburn with Darwen.

Road safety professionals have come together to offer road safety advice to motorists across Blackburn with Darwen at Asda Supermarket. Together with automotive and cycling retailer Halfords and national charity TyreSafe residents were provided with valuable tyre safety advice and received free tyre checks, ensuring vehicles are equipped with roadworthy tyres.

Katie Boulton, Road Safety Officer from Blackburn with Darwen’s Community Safety Team said “The feedback from the public has been overwhelmingly positive. We kept note of how many cars came to get checked and what advice was given from Halfords. The technician was incredibly informative on all areas of tyre safety to the local residents who came to get their tyres checked. We are grateful for the support from our road safety partners on the day”.

Out of the 24 cars seen on the day, 17 were given words of advice. Meaning 71% of cars were given the advice that their tyres needing changing in the very near future. From the 96 tyres that were checked 44 tyres needed some sort of input meaning 45% of the tyres that were seen needed to be checked or changed.

·       2 had worn tread

·       13 were perishing

·       2 were worn unevenly

Tyres play a pivotal role in road safety, affecting vehicle handling, braking distances, and fuel efficiency. Regular tyre checks are essential to identify potential issues early on and prevent collisions caused by tyre failures.

Not only tyres were checked but the local community came out to support the event to obtain further information on all different areas of road safety. Hi-vis jackets were given out to young people; there was even a visit from a local nursery who brought the pre-school children in their care to give them road safety information.

With a special thanks to Asda, TyreSafe, Halfords, Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service, Lancashire Road Safety Partnership, IAM Chorley Group, Blackburn with Darwen Road Safety Team.

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