Tyre checks by Police


This week we are checking tyre tread depths as the winter approaches. Op Tread allows us to set up checkpoints and stop cars to check tyres are the legal limit. The minimum depth allowed is 1.6mm. A quick test is to put a 20p piece into the tyre tread grooves. If you can’t see the outer band on the coin , your tyres are above the legal limit if you can see the outer band the tyres will need replacing straight away. It is three points per tyre. So don’t get caught out.

Today we have been out on the A44 stopping vehicles and please to say all passed with only a couple of advisory to change soon as the tread was getting low.

Now is a good time to change your tyres ready for winter.

Many thanks
PC 2201 Nick Westmacott