South Yorkshire Safer Roads Partnership
  01 Oct 2018Tyre safety month

Monday 1 October marks the beginning of Tyre Safety Month - a national campaign organised by TyreSafe to highlight the importance of checking tyres regularly - for pressure, tread depth and wheel alignment.

Throughout the month the South Yorkshire Safer Roads Partnership team will be at locations throughout the county offering a free digital tyre safety check, as well as being on hand to provide general road safety advice, resources and accessories.

Come and have your tyres scanned at:

  • Woodall Services (M1 North), 10.00am to 3.00pm, Friday 12 October
  • ASDA Barnsley, 2.00pm to 6.00pm, Thursday 18 October
  • ASDA Rotherham, 2.00pm to 6.00pm, Wednesday 24 October
  • Tesco Balby, Doncaster, 2.00pm to 6.00pm, Thursday 25 October


SYSRP recommends that tyres are checked at least once a month, and before any long journey. The legal requirement for cars is 1.6mm across three-quarters of the tread width around the whole circumference of the tyre. We recommend, however, that you change them if they get below 3mm.

You can check the tread depth of your tyres using a 20 pence piece. Insert it into the main grooves of the tread. If the outer band of the coin is obscured then it is above the legal limit. Check at least three locations around each tyre, and remember to look at both the inner and outer edges. Check for abrasions, cuts or objects lodged in the rubber which can cause a blow-out. If you’re not sure then get them looked at by a professional.


Fore more advice and information visit the TyreSafe website.