The Tyred campaign has issued a new animation, which the pressure group hopes will give added impetus to the campaign, which aims to persuade the Government to introduce legislation to ban dangerously old tyres on buses, mini-buses and coaches.
New Impetus for Tyred Campaign
The Group is headed by Frances Molloy, whose son Michael was killed in a coach crash in 2012, which was attributed to the coach in question being fitted with tyres that were 19.5 years old. The crash killed three people in total and seriously injured many more.
The Group hopes that the new animation will encourage the general public to register their support for the campaign. “According to a study by the National Traffic Safety Administration, ageing tyres primarily degrade from the inside out – this can lead to the inner layers of the tyre delaminating from the steel belts inside, leading to, in some cases, exploding tyres,” said the Group in a statement.
The Tyred campaign group offers advice to consumers worried about this issue and suggests people ask coach operators about their tyre safety checks before boarding a bus or coach. The group even advocates using an age decoder to ascertain the age of a vehicle’s tyres before getting on.
Commenting on the new animation, Frances Molloy said; “We have been pleased with the response to this new animation and have had good support from the media including coverage in Metro UK and local support in Liverpool from the Anfield Wrap, the Liverpool based podcast collective.”.
The animation can be viewed on the Metro website here