ERJ staff report (DS)
London -- Court convictions in England and Wales for driving on defective tyres are at a four year high, according to figures from the Ministry of Justice and the Home Office.
In 2010, 10,475 motorists were successfully convicted - almost 1,000 more than the previous year. The figures highlight the scale of the problem of illegal tyres in the UK, especially as they do not take into account tyre related matters dealt with by the police at the roadside.
â€œIt shows that the authorities are taking a robust stance against motorists [who are] prepared to flout the law, which goes to show that if you drive on illegal tyres, then be prepared to pay the price,â€ said Stuart Jackson, chairman, TyreSafe, which highlighted the figures.
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Press release from Tyresafe