25/05/2010: Shouldn’t you have a free tyre safety check?
If you’re interested in helping to improve both road safety and environmental awareness, Bridgestone Tyres is offering free tyre checks to motorists in the UK and across Europe. Aiming to educate motorists on the importance of regular and correct tyre maintenance, Bridgestone Tyres is currently conducting a proactive programme of at least 30,000 planned tyre safety checks in support of the European Road Safety Charter to which Bridgestone Tyres recently signed up to for another three years.
Bridgestone Tyres aims to carry out the tyre safety inspections at a variety of public spaces including car parks, shopping centres, motorway service stations, dealer open days and other events that are likely to be attended by the public. So look out for Bridgestone Tyres and have your free safety check. Every motorist having a check will be offered a range of educational tools from Bridgestone Tyres, including free tyre pressure gauges, printed leaflets in various languages and tyre check report sheets so don’t miss yours.
The results will be published by Bridgestone Tyres in order to make the findings known to the public at large. Aiming to draw media attention to the issue of tyre safety and helping to spread the message to all motorists, Bridgestone Tyres is taking a responsible position on this issue. The overall aim of the scheme is to encourage motorists to understand that taking proper care of their tyres is important , not only for their own well-being but also for environmental protection, in which Bridgestone Tyres is a passionate believer.
Results published by Bridgestone Tyres for 2009 showed that 81% of motorists in Europe drive on under-inflated tyres. On top of this, 17% of tyres are worn down below the EU legal tread depth minimum of 1.6 millimetres. In addition to putting motorists’ safety at risk, Bridgestone Tyres, who carried out the survey as part of their ‘Think Before You Drive’ road safety campaign, maintain that this lack of adequate tyre care wastes the equivalent of £4.7 billion in fuel and adds 9.3 million tons of extra CO2 emissions per year.