Although it’s already an offence to drive any vehicle with worn or defective tyres, there’s now going be a fine of €80, along with 2 penalty points endorsed on the licence on payment of the fine for commission of the offence, or 4 penalty points following conviction in the courts.
The new regulations took effect from yesterday, 17th April 2016. As Tyreland have posted about previously, a recent report by the RSA (‘Pre-Crash Report on Vehicle Factors in Fatal Collisions’) faulty tyres were found to be the most significant in-vehicle factor in fatal collisions, & that such factors played a role in one in 8 fatal crashes between 2008 & 2012.
This prompted the RSA along with Minister for Transport, Paschal Donohoe and the An Garda Síochána to launch a major tyre safety awareness campaign. The Road Safety Authority have urged drivers to have their car tyres checked once a month at a garage. Article Source: www.rsa.ie Sooner or Later you’ll use Tyreland! Tyreland have 6 Tyre Depots located around Dublin City and Meath and offer the most competitive deals on cheap tyres in Dublin. Our industry experts are always available for advice and love to help people out. Contact us today.