Gardaí stopped a driver towing a trailer in Co. Longford last week.
The motorist was handed a Fixed Charge Penalty Notice (FCPN) after officers discovered that the vehicle’s two front tyres were “extremely worn”.
According to the Road Safety Authority (RSA), in addition to a FCPN, those who drive a vehicle with defective or worn tyres, will be ordered to pay a fixed charge (or fine) of €80.
Two penalty points will also be endorsed on their licence on payment of the fine.
Four penalty points will apply following conviction in court.
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