Warning over tyre safety this winter

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Motorists in Lancashire are being warned to check their tyres after hundreds of incidents linked to defects.

The Highways Agency says there were more than 1,600 tyre-related incidents on major roads in the North West last winter.

They include punctures and blow outs, and 1,001 of them took place between October and December.

The statistics were released in support of tyre safety month, organised by TyreSafe – a body that raises awareness of the dangers of worn, unsafe or defective tyres.

Simon Sheldon-Wilson, Highways Agency director of customer operations, said: “There were 11,057 tyre related incidents on motorways and major A roads in England last winter with 1,623 of those incidents North West – don’t become a statistic and check your tyres are safe today.”