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Cumbria Police launch "Tyre Safety" month

Cumbria Police have named October "Tyre Safety" month and are urging motorists to ensure their tyres meet the legal requirements before winter arrives.

Illegal, defective or under-inflated tyres have caused road collisions resulting in dozens of deaths each year in the UK.

Police will be present across the county to encourage drivers to check their tyres, and will be carrying out stop-checks to spot motorists driving on illegal or dangerous tyres.

"Road safety is a priority for police in Cumbria and it only takes a few minutes to check tyres by using 20p and by doing so could prevent a tragedy."

– PC Shaun McKeown, Forensic Vehicle Examiner with Cumbria Constabulary's Collision Investigation Unit