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Treading a fine line on vehicle safety

RISKY: Bald tyres can land you with three penalty points and a hefty fine

ROAD SAFETY and breakdown organisation GEM Motoring Assist is urging motorists to make regular checks on tyres to ensure tread depths are sufficient and pressures are correct to avoid a hefty fine – and putting your life at risk.

GEM road safety officer Neil Worth said: “We rely on our tyres to keep us safe on journeys. After all, they provide the only contact between the car we’re driving and the road surface. In an extreme situation, correctly inflated tyres with good levels of tread will allow all the other safety systems on a car to work at their most effective level.

“Inadequate tread or incorrect pressure mean one thing: the safety systems on your vehicle will not work as efficiently. That’s why regular checks on tyre inflation and tread depth are so important. There are severe penalties if you use worn or defective tyres. Each bald or defective tyre carries a fine of up to £2,500 and three penalty points.”

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