'Check tyres regularly' to avoid a fine
Tuesday 27 September 2011 | By Evolution InternetBack to Newsroom
Mitsubishi L200 drivers may want to ensure their vehicles are in a roadworthy condition following a warning about illegal tyres.
ATS Euromaster reminded motorists that those caught travelling with wheels that fall below the legal safety standard could face a £2,500 fine and three penalty points for each problem tyre.
Chris Hufflett, group operations director at the organisation, explained how rubber that has worn down can be dangerous and the overall condition of wheels should be checked each month.
"Drivers should remember that wet grip deteriorates more rapidly as the tread depth wears down, meaning stopping distances on wet roads can dramatically increase," he stated.
The minimum legal tread depth for car and van tyres is 1.6mm throughout a continuous band around the breadth of tread and the entire circumference of the rubber.
Elsewhere, the Institute of Advanced Motorists recently suggested that now is the ideal time to prepare vehicles for the colder months by investing in winter tyres.