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Motorist with defective tyre stopped by Gardaí in Roscommon

Gardaí in Co Roscommon recently stopped the driver of a car with a defective tyre.

The vehicle was stopped at a routine checkpoint in the Roscommon Town area, and upon inspection, Gardaí discovered one of tyres had an illegal tread depth of under 1.6mm, as well as cracking on the inside.

Gardaí say the vehicle was seized and a Fixed Charge Notice was issued to the driver along with two penalty points.

Pic: @GardaTraffic Twitter

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) states that by law, it is a driver’s responsibility to make sure that their vehicle meets legal requirements and is in a roadworthy condition at all times.

If you drive with damaged or worn tyres, you are putting your own life and the life of others at risk. You also risk prosecution.

If you are convicted of the offence of driving with dangerous tyres, you could be fined up to €2,500, or receive a 3-month prison sentence, or both.

You will also have five penalty points on your licence on conviction.