On 10th September 2012, Michael Molloy aged 18, Kerry Ogden aged 23 and Colin Daulby aged 63 were killed after a coach crashed on its way back from a festival due to tyres nearly 20 years old on the vehicle.
Michael’s mother, Frances Molloy, set up Tyred UK following the crash which killed her son, and has called for a change in the law to force a ban on the use of tyres 10 years or older on buses, coaches, minibuses and good vehicles.
Their campaign has been a difficult one. Parliament had rejected legislation a total of eight times in the years since the crash.
On Monday 1st February, legislation finally came into place to ban tyres ten years or older on buses, coaches, minibuses and goods vehicles.
Congratulations to the Tyred campaign for your success.