Keeping an eagle eye on how much tread you have left on your tyres might not be at the top of everyone’s list of ‘things to do’.
But this motorist clearly thought that having NO tread left on their tyre was still ‘ok’ despite the cold weather and damp driving conditions.
The driver of this car was stopped by a Lincoln-based Road Policing Unit.
The police officer who spoke to (and reported) the driver took to twitter in order to highlight what was perhaps the worst case of an illegal tyre that he has seen.
The legal limit for minimum depth of the tread on your tyres is 1.6 millimetres, across the central ¾ of the tread around the complete circumference of the tyre.
For safety reasons it is recommended that you replace your tyres before the legal limit is reached.
However, this motorist had no tyre tread left whatsoever.
As you can see by the picture at the top of this article, when you compare how a tyre should look Vs what this motorist had, then it’s clear to see just how bad this tyre is.
The driver of the car was made to change the tyre before they were allowed to leave (under the watchful eye of the officer).
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