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Dated: 02 February 2011

Scotland’s Government Keen to Promote Winter Tyres


Following the second year in which Scotland was temporarily brought to a standstill due to the freezing winter weather, the Scottish Government and members of the tyre industry are meeting in an attempt to set up a Scottish initiative on winter tyres.

According to The Courier Newspaper, “at present the Scottish Government has brought together a voluntary alliance of representatives from the insurance industry, tyre manufacturers and distributors and driving organisations to meet this month.”

In a recent statement, Scotland’s Transport Minister, Keith Brown said, "Last month we experienced the coldest December on record, with heavy snow and freezing conditions challenging our transport networks to new levels.

"The impact of that weather brought significant disruption to our transport networks. We are continually looking to improve our resilience response as we work together to keep Scotland open for business, helping goods get to market and enable the continued delivery of important front line services.

"The alliance on winter tyres is one piece of that work. By bringing this alliance together, I hope we can share experiences and best practice and examine new ways of ensuring every reasonable step is taken to allow individuals and businesses to make informed choices about all the options available to them to continue safe, reliable journeys in severe weather conditions, including the use of winter tyres."

It is widely believe that this alliance is set to try and meet the issues of supply and demand for winter tyres as well as the best ways to promote their benefits.

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