ERJ staff report (TP)
Colchester, UK – Road safety campaign group TyreSafe has opened entries for its 2014 awards.
This year, entries are being invited into seven different categories covering the main types of organisations which support the group's activities including tire and car manufacturers and emergency services.
In addition to the seven open categories, TyreSafe will also present its outstanding achievement award, which in 2013 was awarded to the Highways Agency, to the organisation demonstrating the most exceptional contribution to raising awareness about the dangers associated with illegal and defective tires.
TyreSafe said dangerous tires are still a major concern in the UK. In 2012, more than 1,200 road casualties resulted from accidents caused by an illegal, defective or under-inflated tire and more than 170 drivers were convicted at a magistrate's court every week for driving on illegal tires.
However, through its campaigning and awareness activities, TyreSafe says it has helped reduce tire related casualties in the UK by 38 per cent since its inception in 2006.
Entries into the 2014 TyreSafe Award must be submitted by 5 November with the ceremony taking place at St Johns Hotel, Solihull, UK on 28 November.