‘Tyre safety month’ focuses on tread depth

12.52 | 18 September 2009 |

Tyre safety month (October ‘09) will focus on tread depth and encourage drivers to check and replace illegal tyres (RoadSafe News).
The campaign will use the theme of a ‘life saver in your pocket’ and will give motorists advice on how to check to see if their tyres may be illegal, by using a 20p coin.

Inserting a 20p coin into the main tread grooves of tyres gives a good indication of whether tyres have sufficient tread depth. The current law states that tyres must have a minimum of 1.6mm of tread across the central three quarters of the tyre, around its whole circumference.

Drivers with tyres that fail to meet these standards face a fine of up to £2,500 and three penalty points per illegal tyre.

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