Motorist travelling at 176km/h with defective tyres stopped by Gardai

An Garda Síochána recently stopped a motorist who was recklessly travelling at 176km/h in a vehicle that had defective tyres.

Members of the Dundalk Roads Policing Unit were conducting speed checks on the M1 when they detected the speeding vehicle.

Gardaí say the car was stopped and it was found that the vehicle had defective tyres.

Gardaí add the driver was arrested and proceedings are to follow.

Tyres worn below the legal limit.
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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.


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