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Motorist with two bald tyres, no headlights stopped by Gardaí in Dublin

An Garda Síochána recently stopped the motorist of a vehicle travelling with a number of road traffic offences.

Gardaí in Dublin were conducting a Covid-19 checkpoint on the Templeogue Road in Terenure when they stopped a vehicle with two bald front tyres and no working headlights. Gardaí say that the vehicle’s tax expired 299 days ago, along with having no insurance or a valid NCT.

The car was seized and multiple fixed charge penalty notices (FCPN) were issued to the driver, Gardaí add.

Pic: @GardaTraffic Twitter
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.