‘Don’t ever let your tyres get into this condition’ – that’s the plea from the Road Safety Authority after making a shocking detection in Donegal.
The extremely cracked tyre (pictured above) was detected at a checkpoint in the county on Monday.
The driver has been issued with a fine and will be ordered to appear in court at a future date.
“When your tyres lose grip, you lose everything,” said a Tweet from the RSA as they issued official advice on tyre safety.
Research shows that on average in 14 deaths each year, tyres were a contributory factor in the crash that killed the people involved. More information from the RSA on Tyre Safety is available here: https://www.rsa.ie/RSA/Road-Safety/Campaigns/Current-road-safety-campaigns/Tyre-Safety1/