Thursday, May 14th, 2009 - Tyres & More
Each year about 1600 people die on Australian roads and many more are seriously injured. The most alarming part, 95% of road crashes are caused by human error. So this month on May 22, you have a chance to do your bit and save a life.

For one day each year you can make a dramatic difference to frightening road toll statistics by participating in Fatality Free Friday, Australia’s only national community road safety program.

By far the most dangerous days, those which statistically suffer most deaths, are Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Therefore, the organisers of Fatality Free Friday believe that if drivers consciously think about road safety and safe driving for just one Friday in the year, that day’s toll, statistically about 5.3 deaths, could be reduced to zero.

That’s the aim. Not a single road death in Australia for just one day. One Fatality Free Friday.

The organisers further hope that by making people think about staying alive on the road on Fatality Free Friday each year, they’ll drive safer for the next few days too and reduce the traditionally high weekend fatality rate, let alone improve driver awareness throughout the entire year.

Tyres & More is proud to partner Fatality Free Friday to promote road safety by highlighting vehicle maintenance as well as driver awareness.

To do so, Tyres & More stores nationwide are donating their time on Fatality Free Friday the 22nd of May 2009 to conduct a Free National Safety Check.

The check includes crucial safety items like, tyres, brakes, lights, seat belts and most importantly child restraint fitment.

A recent safety check at a Brisbane Tyres & More store discovered that 38 out of 40 restraints were incorrectly fitted. A daunting community rate when according to KIDSAFE QLD, the single biggest cause of death and injury to children in Australia is road accidents where road trauma specifically accounts for 40% of childhood deaths. Fortunately, it’s not all bad news as KIDSAFE WA have noted that a correctly fitted child car restraint, appropriate for the child’s size and weight, can reduce the risk of serious injury or death in road crashes by up to 70%.

Families everywhere need look no further as Tyres & More is Australia’s largest network of qualified child restraint fitters with all stores boasting training by Mobility Engineering Australia and the Australian Child Restraint Resource Initiative.

Make the right choice for your children and find out if your car is unsafe. On Fatality Free Friday, May 22, get a free safety check at your local Tyres & More store.

In the meantime make sure to take extra care on the roads and do your best to assist safety awareness by taking the Fatality Free Friday Pledge found through www.tyresandmore.com.au. Alternatively, for further information contact 13 MORE for your local Tyres & More store.

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Tyres & More


Tyres & More is a growing national network of tyre and mechanical stores. The Tyres & More brand was launched in 2005. The network consists of Australian family run tyre stores caring for the needs of Australian families and businesses.

Although the network is relatively new, the stores which comprise it have been in operation for up to 30 years. Our stores and their staff have been selected for their wealth of knowledge and experience.

At Tyres & More we offer more than just tyres. We offer a vast array of services to meet your needs. These services include tyre fitting, wheel alignment, brakes servicing, wheel balancing, shocks, wheel rotating, batteries and general under car servicing.

Tyres & More services your needs, not just your car. We’re committed to looking after the needs of females and families and offer our customers clean showrooms, refreshments, a children’s play table, child safe toys and colouring sets to keep the children busy. Our stores are also Female Friendly Accredited.

Tyres & More stocks a range of reputable brands through the national network of stores to offer you more choice to ensure you leave with the comfort of knowing that you 'got what you came for'.

The national network of Tyres & More stores offers you competitive prices across the whole range of products and services.
Christian T. Hansen
P: 0287482615
M: 0421053275
W: www.tyresandmore.com.au/

Fatality Free Friday


Each year, around 1600 people die on Australia's roads. By far the most dangerous days - those which statistically suffer the most deaths - are Friday, Saturday and Sunday*. Saturday is traditionally the worst.

Road safety is a complex issue but we believe that if drivers consciously think about road safety and safe driving for just one Friday in the year, that day's toll - statistically about 5.3 deaths - could be reduced to zero.

That's our aim. Not a single road death in Australia for just one day. Just one Fatality Free Friday.

And we further hope that by making people think about staying alive on the road on Fatality Free Friday, they'll drive safer for the next few days too and reduce the traditionally high weekend fatality rate.

Who knows? Perhaps drivers can keep thinking safety each and every Friday and we won't just save 5 or 6 lives but many more.
Russell White
M: 0419866165
W: www.fatalityfreefriday.com/

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Tyres & More stores nationwide are donating their time on Fatality Free Friday the 22nd of May to conduct a Free National Safety Check. The check includes crucial safety items like, tyres, brakes, lights, seat belts and most importantly child restraints.

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