Edinburgh driver stopped with cord showing on tyre fined £100

The penalty is £100 per tyre.

Thursday, 2nd January 2020, 5:00 pm
Updated Friday, 3rd January 2020, 7:51 am

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.

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Picture: Police Scotland.

The minimum depth for motorbikes is 1mm.

Many vehicle manufacturers recommend replacing tyres when tread depth has reached 3mm.

The driver was fined 100.