Bridgestone & Tyresafe rush to make road safety plea.
With children going back to the classroom and rush-hour traffic resuming, Bridgestone has urged motorists to take extra care on the school-run. The tyre manufacturer said that the latest TyreSafe research suggests that 10 million vehicles could be driven with at least one tyre under the minimum legal limit of 1.6mm. Coupling this with the new school term and an expected spike in traffic and Bridgestone believes that the time has never been more critical to carry out some simple tyre checks – or even drive to a selected garage to get a professional technician to take a look.
Bridgestone expressed its disappointment about the recent TyreSafe research, which revealed more than 27 per cent of tyres were already illegal when they were replaced. That equates to more than one-in-four of the 37 million cars and light commercial vehicles.
These figures arrive on the back of Bridgestone’s own primary school safety findings from September 2014, which reported that a third of parents (35 per cent) had witnessed near misses outside the school gates while more than half of primary school parents (55 per cent) were worried about their child’s safety near roads on the school run.