Can tyre safety checks reduce accidents?
From humble beginnings, JCT600 has grown into one of the UK’s largest and most highly respected motor retailers. Now representing 21 of the world’s most iconic brands at 52 locations throughout Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and the North East, JCT600 are committed to the safety of their customers by providing a free tyre check service.
Tyres are an important purchase that is often overlooked, yet worn tyres are a contributory factor in many road traffic accidents, particularly in poor weather conditions. There were 170,993 casualties on British roads in 2017, many of which tyre-related. As many as two out of three drivers do not know how to tell if their tyres are seriously worn.
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A tyre’s tread is designed to keep the tyre in contact with the road. As a tyre wears, its ability to grip the road decreases – meaning longer stopping distances and greater fuel consumption. Although the legal minimum tread depth is only 1.6mm, JCT600 will mark tires as ‘red’ at 3mm. This is because research shows that tyres with 3mm at 50mph will stop a vehicle two car lengths before a vehicle with a 1.6mm tread.
JCT600 aim to make their customers aware of how important it is that their tyres are safe and suitable for driving. The service checks your tread depth as well as checking the condition of your tyres to ensure that there are no signs of damage, ageing or general wear and tear. By promoting tyre safety to road users, JCT600 support reducing road traffic actions.
This story shows how JCT600 supports Goal 3: Good Health and Well-being, specifically Target 3.6: “By 2020, halve the number of global deaths and injuries from road traffic accidents”
Founded in 1946 as ‘Brooklands Garage’ on Sticker Lane, Bradford, JCT600 remains a proud family business. From humble beginnings, the business has grown into one of the UK’s largest and most highly respected motor retailers now representing 21 of the world’s most iconic brands at 52 locations throughout Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and the North East.
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