By law, car tyres must have a minimum of 1.6mm of tread in a continuous band throughout the central three quarters of the tread width and round the entire circumference of the tyre.
The driver of the vehicle is responsible for making sure their tyres are legal and in a roadworthy condition. The penalty for driving with an illegal tyre is a fine of up to £2,500 and three penalty points per tyre. This could cost your licence, or worse still a life.
Tyres are the only part of the vehicle which are in contact with the road. Safety in acceleration, braking, steering and cornering all depend on a relatively small area of road contact. It is therefore of paramount importance that tyres are well maintained and that their tyre tread depth is above the legal limit to maximise performance and safety.
Monthly tyre checks can help save lives, save money, save the environment, and are free to carry out.
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Part of Tyre Safety Month