‘Incredibly worrying’: Illegal tyres see 170 drivers convicted EVERY WEEK

Friday, October 4, 2013 - 10:45
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NICKED: 170 drivers convicted in 2012

Driving on dangerous, defective tyres saw more than 170 motorists convicted EVERY WEEK in 2012, new Ministry of Justice figures show.

Magistrates’ courts in England and Wales hosted 10,228 cases due to dangerous tyres last year, with 8,919 successful prosecutions taking place.

Stuart Jackson, Chairman of TyreSafe, said: “These latest figures are incredibly worrying and reflect the ongoing challenge that we have in terms of raising the awareness about the importance of driving on safe and legal tyres.

“Regular checks which only take a few minutes to complete should be made at least once a month, yet it’s clear from these latest figures that many drivers are simply not taking these precautions, risking not only prosecution through the courts but more importantly, their safety on the road.”

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