Marsh Road, Drogheda, Co Louth Tel 041 983 7748 / 086 826 0477 www.seanmcmanustyres.com
How do tyres contribute to safe driving?
THE tyres on your vehicle are the only part of your vehicle in contact with the road.
Therefore, they play a key role in vehicle safety. Between the years 2007 – 2012, An Garda Síochána reported tyre defects as a factor in 172 collisions.
Some of these collisions were fatal, others resulted in serious and minor injuries.
Why is tyre safety so important?
Your safety, along with the safety of your passengers and other road users, could depend directly on the condition of your vehicle’s tyres.
Tyres must: be the right kind and size for your vehicle
be properly inflated, be free from defects and have a tread depth of at least 1.6mm.
What are the legal requirements for tyres in Ireland?
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. The Road Traffic (Construction and Use of Vehicles) Regulations 2003 sets out requirements for tyre condition and tyre tread depth for vehicles which are used on a public road.
If you drive with damaged or worn tyres, you are putting your own life and the lives 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.
Call to McManus Tyres, Marsh Rd, Drogheda or call 041 9837748 today.