Halfords supports its first on ground tyre safety event as TyreSafe member, which revealed 75% of vehicles checked at the event received ‘advisories’
Tyre safety event coincides with Halford’s 10-year membership and follows the appointment of Morgan Jamison to Steering Committee
Halfords, the UK’s leading provider of motoring products and services, marked its ten-year membership anniversary by attending its first on-ground event in Blackburn with Darwen on Friday 28 July at Blackburn ASDA. The event, which championed tyre safety and raise awareness of crucial tyre checks in the local community, was supported by Halfords who were providing the public with free tyre checks which revealed that 75% of tyres received advisories. The main issue identified being perishing, alongside the more commonly understood inflation and tread depth defects.
Their on-ground team provided advice and recommendations to those who received tyre checks, making a significant impact on the vehicles being driven locally with potentially dangerous tyre related issues. Those with advisories were provided with information and support in rectifying the issue in a timely and suitable way.
The event in Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council welcomed key road safety stakeholders including Andy Pratt MBE, Deputy Police Crime Commissioner for Lancashire and Tony Crook, Head of Road Safety at Lancashire County Council. Stuart Lovatt, the TyreSafe Chairman was there to answer questions and provide advice to motorists.
Additionally, representatives from Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council were present to further promote the importance of road safety, and in particular tyre safety, in the local community.
Halfords’ presence at the event was a further step in their ongoing mission to make a significant impact on raising awareness and educating the public about road safety, and on this occasion specifically tyre safety.
Halfords, who now celebrate 10-years of membership with TyreSafe, the UK road safety charity dedicated to promoting tyre safety, continue to champion tyre safety as a key pillar in its commitment to making roads safer. To further reinforce this commitment, Halfords is pleased to announce the appointment of Morgan Jamison, Head of Marketing to the TyreSafe Steering Committee. With a wealth of experience and a deep understanding of the importance of how safe tyres impact on road safety issues, Morgan will play a pivotal role in shaping strategic initiatives, fostering collaborations, and driving positive change within the industry. Morgan will play a significant role in shaping strategic initiatives, fostering collaborations, and driving positive change within the industry.
TyreSafe has been at the forefront of promoting tyre safety for over two decades, tirelessly advocating safe driving practices and ensuring the well-being of road users. Halfords’ 10-year membership milestone exemplifies its dedication to supporting TyreSafe’s mission and contributing to the collective effort of reducing collisions and injuries caused by defective tyres.
Stuart Lovatt, TyreSafe Chair, said, “We are delighted to celebrate 10 years of partnership with Halfords, and their presence in Blackburn was vital in revealing just how significant the issue of tyre safety is locally. As we work more closely moving forward, we aim to raise awareness together on this issue across the UK.
He continued “We are equally thrilled to welcome Morgan Jamison to our Steering Committee. His expertise and insights will be invaluable in shaping our initiatives and driving positive change within the industry.”
Morgan Jamison, commented, “It’s great to have the opportunity to contribute to TyreSafe’s important work as a member of the Steering Committee. This event demonstrates the potential scale of the problem, but more significantly, the potential difference these partnerships can make. Over the past decade, Halfords has been committed to promoting tyre safety and helping to educate road users. I’m looking forward to driving initiatives that will make our roads safer for everyone.”
Halfords remains dedicated to supporting TyreSafe’s efforts in raising awareness about tyre safety and promoting safe driving practices. The 10-year milestone demonstrates their long-term commitment to this vital cause, and the appointment of Morgan Jamison to the Steering Committee further reflects their dedication to making a lasting impact on road safety.
Membership is available for larger organisations and independent garages alike, and the charity works closely with other road safety organisations to champion tyre safety in the wider road safety arena.