15 Apr Defective tyres? That’ll be an €80 fine and two penalty points
By Mark Hilliard – The Irish Times.
New regulations about defective or worn tyres on vehicles come into effect today.
Drivers found with defective or worn tyres on vehicles will now face penalty points.
Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe, announcing the latest motoring offence to incur points, said defective tyres had proven to be a significant contributory factor in road deaths.
Earlier this month the Road Safety Authority (RSA) said “vehicle factors” played a role in one in eight fatal collisions between 2008 and 2012.
It is already an offence to drive with defective or worn tyres, but now a fixed charge of €80 will apply with two penalty points, rising to four following a conviction in court…read the full article.