In support of TyreSafe’s national campaign for Tyre Safety month in October, Fleetdrive would like to remind everyone to carry out the simple tyre tread test, using a 20 pence piece, to check they are within the safe driving limit.
Driving on tyres with illegal tread depth not only reduces a driver’s safety on the road but can result in a fine of up to £2,500 and three penalty points for each illegal tyre. Tread depth influences the way a vehicle accelerates, brakes and corners so is absolutely essential.
Leasing more than 2,000 vehicles in the UK, Fleetdrive understand the importance of safe tyres and so are promoting the campaign to customers and employees to ensure that they are fully aware of the dangers of not taking their tyres seriously.
The safety advice we offer to clients is that as part of routine vehicle maintenance, drivers should be checking the air pressure, condition and tread depth of their tyres at least once a month.
Read more about the campaign at www.tyresafe.org.uk