Worn tyres prompt Isle of Man prosecution warning
- 15 August 2013
- From the section Isle Of Man / Ellan Vannin
Tyre defects, found by experts on parked cars during random spot checks in the capital of the Isle of Man, have prompted a prosecution warning.
Vehicle examiners found fifteen cars with inadequate tyres during a routine check last week on Douglas promenade.
A government spokesman said the drivers involved had been contacted and given seven days to sort out the problems.
He added that while the maximum penalty was £2,500, the Manx courts could also impose up to three penalty points.
The legal requirement is to have at least 1.6mm of tread over at least 75% of the tyre and the remaining 25% must show the base of the original tread pattern.
The government said more checks were planned over the next few weeks.