Post Updated 22nd Dec 2013
Tyre offences;Convictions at a four year high for “defective”car tyres
Defective car tyre convictions in England and Wales are up year on year to a four year high in 2011, compared with figures from 2010. These figures were obtained by the UK tyre safety
organisation known as “Tyre Safe”, and obtained from the Home Office and the Ministry of Justice.
This figure is up by more than a thousand motorists and reflects the determination by motorists to keep their cars on the road, even if their cars are not road worthy with defective car tyres.
Drivers with defective tyres will take all kinds of risks to avoid having to buy new tyre, but if they get caught it is a warning that the courts will lay down the law with “heavy hands”,if they are stopped by the Thames Valley Police with defective car committing Tyre offences, or are found out at the scene of an accident.
We as a tyre company are very aware that drivers are under much financial restrain in these days of recession , but it will cost more in the long run if you are stopped and have your tyres checked at a road side police block,it is not in your interest to hold off buying your car tyres for too long, the law is clamping down and fining people, with a greater use of “road side checks” to stop and prosecute motorists with Tyre offences for bald or faulty car tyres.
Have your car tyres checked for free
The law states that you must have 1.6 mm of tread depth across ¾ of the tread width from the centre outwards, this must cover the full circumference of the car tyre. If you are not sure about what you are looking for you can call into your friendly tyre dealer for a free tyre check.. This is important because you could face a fine of up to £2500 and have 3 penalty points deducted for each defective and Tyre offences car tyres.
About Eric Roberts
Hi I would like to introduce myself. I have worked in the Garage and tyre industry now for 40 years. I worked for a couple of national tyre companies before starting my first business. I now own a company here in the UK called Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre, and I am a keen blogger about anything to do with cars and their related products that will help my business.