Since Yesterday Motorists caught with bald tyres will face tougher regulation.
While it is already illegal to drive with defective or worn tyres, those caught will now face a fixed charge of €80 and points on their licence.
This move was announced on Friday by acting minister for transport Paschal Donohoe, “The penalty points system has played an important role in reducing fatalities and improving road safety,” he said.
The Road Safety Authority reported earlier this month that vehicle factors contributed to one in eight road fatal collisions between 2008 and 2012, with defective tyres being the most significant factor and one which could be so easily avoided by simply checking your tyres regularly. Correct Tyre inflation also plays a key role.
The legal limit of 1.6mm is reached when thetyre is worn to the level of the tread wearindicators in the main groove – as soon as this happens, the tyre should be replaced. Remember: Check your tread depth on all fourtyres. Check the inner, outer and centre.
Call in to Joe mallon Motors Portlaoise to get your tyres checked for wear and damage and avoid the points. Call 0578665800 and ask to speak to Our Service Manager.