An Garda Síochána recently stopped the driver of a heavy goods vehicle (HGV) recklessly travelling with unroadworthy tyres.
Naas Roads Policing Unit conducted a number of checkpoints during a joint operation with the Road Safety Authority (RSA), during which a total of 19 offences were detected, including the severely defective tyres on the HGV.
Gardaí say 10 Fixed Charge Penalty Notices (FCPN) were issued during the operation.
The Road Safety Authority (RSA) states that by law, it is a driver’s responsibility to make sure that their vehicle meets legal requirements and is in a roadworthy condition at all times.
If you drive with damaged or worn tyres, you are putting your own life and the life of others at risk. You also risk prosecution. If you are convicted of the offence of driving with dangerous tyres, you could be fined up to €2,500, or receive a 3-month prison sentence, or both.
You will also have five penalty points on your licence on conviction.