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Worn tyres prompt Isle of Man prosecution warning

Worn tyres
Image caption There are penalties of up to £2,500 for failing to ensure each tyre is roadworthy

Tyre defects, found by experts on parked cars during random spot checks in the capital of the Isle of Man, have prompted a prosecution warning.

Vehicle examiners found fifteen cars with inadequate tyres during a routine check last week on Douglas promenade.

A government spokesman said the drivers involved had been contacted and given seven days to sort out the problems.

He added that while the maximum penalty was £2,500, the Manx courts could also impose up to three penalty points.

The legal requirement is to have at least 1.6mm of tread over at least 75% of the tyre and the remaining 25% must show the base of the original tread pattern.

The government said more checks were planned over the next few weeks.

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