Driving with worn out tyres could cost you a hefty fine AND you may even lose your licence

 

 

According to industry experts, motorists in the UK are risking their lives by driving with defective tyres and if caught face huge penalties.

Driving with worn out tyres could cost you dearly in fines and points on your licence and you may even lose your driving licence.

GEM Motoring Assist are urging motorists to carry out regular checks on their vehicle’s tyres to make sure that the tread depths are at the legal limit and the pressure in all four tyres is correct.

Driving with worn out tyres could cost you a hefty fine and you may even lose your licence

Industry experts claim motorists in the UK are risking their lives by driving with defective tyres © Copyright Jaggery and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.

 

A motorist can be issued with a £2,500 fine and three penalty points if caught driving with a worn out tyre AND if all four tyres are found to be worn below the legal limit, you could be facing a fine of £10,000 and you might even lose your driving licence too.

For a car tyre, the legal minimum tread depth is 1.6mm across the central three-quarters of the tread width and around its whole circumference.

It is, after all, the tyres that ensure we stay safe on a journey, as it’s these four black circles that provide contact with the road and as a result should be checked on a regular basis to make sure they’re inflated correctly and have good levels of tread.

When tyres have incorrect pressure in them and inadequate tread, the safety systems on your car do not work as efficiently, so it’s important that regular checks are made.

According to the experts, once the tread on your tyres is below 3mm it’s time to replace them, as the stopping distance for a car below this tread depth increases dramatically.

Worn out tyres are especially dangerous in wet conditions and can increase the risk of aquaplaning and may cause the driver to lose grip.

A car travelling at 50mph in wet conditions with 1.6mm of tread (the legal minimum requirement) will take an extra eight metres (or two car lengths) to stop compared to if the tread was 3mm, warn KwikFit.

“We’re urging drivers to take time on a regular basis to ensure their tyres are correctly inflated, with plenty of tread,” concluded Neil Worth of GEM Motoring Assist.

 

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