A motorist has given police an absolutely outrageous excuse after he was caught driving with a tire worn to the rim. The white Volkswagen was stopped by the Lancs Traffic Police team in Heysham, Lancashire.
When questioned, it was found that the driver only had a provisional license and was uninsured to operate the vehicle. However, these were not the only offenses that got the motorist into hot water with the law.
Officers noticed that one of the VW’s wheels was missing a tire, meaning the motorist was rolling over its rim. The incident was reported by the Lancs Road Policing team in a statement posted online in the early hours of this morning (Thursday).
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The statement read: “The driver of this VW in Heysham claimed his near front tire had just punctured!
“Driver only held a provisional driver’s license and was uninsured. Vehicle prohibited and seized under Section 165. Driver reported.”
According to the Mirror, it is a legal requirement in the UK that tire tread depth for cars should be at least 1.6mm over the center three quarters of the tyre. The tread must meet this minimum requirement around the entire circumference of the tire.
Driving with a bald tire is punishable by a maximum fine of £2,500 and three points per tyre.