An Garda Síochána recently stopped the driver of a car dangerously travelling with three defective tyres.
The motorist was stopped in Castlerea, Co Roscommon, where Gardaí discovered the vehicle had three bald tyres. The incident occurred in heavy rain conditions during an active weather warning.
Gardaí say that the vehicle in question was also being driven by an unaccompanied learner driver with no NCT and no tax.
The car was seized and proceedings are to commence for the driver, Gardaí add.
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.