UK drivers could face a £10,000 fine for simple mistakes in colder months

Driving with worn tires can also 12 points on your driver’s license which could mean losing your driver’s license.

The maximum financial penalty is a whopping £2,500 per tyre, which can result in a five figure fine if all four tires are bare.

Warning to UK drivers from road safety experts

Neil Worth, chief executive of road safety organization GEM Motoring Assist said: “We rely on our tires to keep us safe when travelling. After all, they make the only contact between the car we drive and the road surface.

“In extreme cases, properly inflated tires with good tread ensure that all of a car’s other safety systems function optimally.

“Insufficient profile or incorrect pressure means one thing above all: the safety systems on your vehicle are no longer working as efficiently. That’s why regular tire pressure and tread depth checks are so important.”

How to check if your tires are legal

The National Tire Distributors Association (NTDA) has examined thousands of tires and found that a staggering 98% do not comply with these regulations.

Of the 10% MOT errors due to tires, worn tread is the most common problem reported.

If you are unsure if your tires are safe, you can check if they are road legal in the UK by sticking a 20p piece into the tire treads at various points across the width of the tyre. UK drivers could face a £10,000 fine for simple mistakes in colder months

Fry Electronics Team

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