We at Blackcircles.com are strong supporters of Tyre Safety Month, which runs through the whole of October. And the findings of a series of roadside checks conducted by Cumbria Constabulary have highlighted the dangerous condition of tyres some drivers continue to drive on.
One particularly frightening example was found on a car being driven by a young driver, who had worn the tyre beyond the legal limit, down to the carcass and even had parts of the metal casing poking out of it.
“This young driver was on his way to a party, but the night could have turned out very differently if the tyre had suffered a major failure, a very real possibility given the state it was in,” Stuart Jackson, chairman, TyreSafe, said.
“What’s more, it’s highly unlikely this tyre would have been able to cope with any amount of water on the road, meaning the car’s occupants and other road users could have been put at great risk.”
Drivers failing to adhere to the UK’s minimum tread depth laws face fines of up to £2500 and three penalty points for each illegal tyre.
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