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Tyres and Brakes

Tyres and BrakesIf your vehicle has a defect which makes it potentially unsafe, you may be in breach of the law, specifically the Road Vehicles (Construction & Use) Regulations 1986.  These regulations cover deficiencies in tyres and brakes, and other mechanical problems with a vehicle.

Typical examples include driving with:

You will be in breach of the Regulations if your tyres and brakes are defective, or you  overload your car, van or lorry. Driving whilst using a phone also falls under these regulations, because of the safety implications.

Breaching these Regulations is made a criminal offence under the Road Traffic Act 1988.  For many of these offences, the police will offer you the chance to pay a fine of £100 and take 3 penalty points on your licence.


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