Penalty Points for Worn Tyres

John A Sinnott Solicitors, road traffic laws

There is a new Fixed Charge Notice (FCN) offence in place for motorists who drive with defective or worn tyres on their vehicle.

Although it is already an offence to drive a vehicle with defective or worn tyres, this new regulation means that there will now be a fixed charge fine of €80, with two penalty points endorsed on the licence on payment of the fixed charge for commission of the offence.  If the case goes to court, four penalty points will be applied following conviction.

The new regulations came into place on the 17th of April 2016.