Tire tread checks to be held | VailDaily.com

Tire tread checks to be held

Daily staff report
Vail, CO Colorado

VAIL, Colorado – Through Nov. 11, voluntary tire tread inspections will be taking place throughout Eagle County to help motorists determine if their tires are safe for winter driving. Representatives from the Vail and Avon police departments and the Colorado State Patrol will be offering the free vehicle safety checks. A safety check will consist of an inspection of a vehicle’s lights, windshield wipers and the overall condition of a vehicle’s tires. If a vehicle needs new tires, coupons will be distributed for discounts from participating tire stores in Eagle County. –

The next tire tread check will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday at Costco in Gypsum. –

The Tread Safe Campaign was initiated by Vail Police Officer Rafael Caballero, who says the goal of the campaign is to have proper tires and winter equipment on vehicles to help reduce accidents during the winter months and year-round.

Motor vehicles in Colorado are required to have a tire tread depth of more than 2/32 inches measured in any two tread grooves at three locations equally spaced around the circumference of the tire.

Drivers may also stop by the Vail and Avon police departments at any time to get their tires checked by officers.

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