Gardaí in Donegal encountered a car with “extremely bald tyres” last Sunday (December 1st) night.
It took to social media to remind motorists to check their tyres regularly and even more regularly, when the tread depth reaches 3mm.
“The legal minimum tread depth is 1.6mm. The more worn your tyres become, the less grip they have on the road surface.” a spokesperson explained in a statement.
“Driving with bald tyres is very dangerous and the consequences could be devastating, especially when there is a risk of ice.”
“We urge everyone to conduct all necessary safety checks on their car before getting behind the wheel!” the statement concluded.
Image source: An Garda Síochána Donegal \ Facebook