Edinburgh driver stopped with cord showing on tyre fined £100
The penalty is £100 per tyre.
A driver has been fined £100 by Edinburgh Road Police for a worn-down tyre.
Police who stopped the driver earlier today found that one tyre was so worn down the cord was clearly visible.
The driver was given three penalty points and a £100 roadside fine.The minimum tread depth for cars is 1.6mm across the centre three-quarters of the tyre, which must be maintained around the whole circumference of the tyre.
The minimum depth for motorbikes is 1mm.
Many vehicle manufacturers recommend replacing tyres when tread depth has reached 3mm.