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Driver towing trailer with defective tyres stopped by Gardaí

Members of An Garda Síochána recently stopped the driver of this vehicle and trailer, after they detected it had no tax.

Gardaí inspected both the vehicle and trailer and discovered the tyres on the latter were “in a very poor condition”. Gardaí say the vehicle was subsequently seized.

Pic: @GardaTraffic Twitter
Pic: @GardaTraffic Twitter

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.