Drivers urged to use quick 20p tyre trick to avoid being fined £10,000

As the winter starts to creep in, it’s important to check your car tyres to make sure they are safe to drive in the snow and ice.

Now motorists have been warned that if they don’t check, they could also risk being fined up to £10,000.

Experts have warned about the danger of driving with worn down tires, especially for learner and newly qualified drivers.

In poor weather, snow and ice it can be hard for inexperienced drivers to dry to keep their car in the right direction.

Many might be unaware that, in addition to being dangerous, having an overly-warn bald tyre tread could lead to a fine of £2,500 per wheel.

For your car to legally be allowed on the road, the tyre treat must be a minimum 1.6mm.

But keep in mind that anything less than 3mm can drastically reduce your car’s driving performance.

According to young driver specialists Marmalade, there is a quick way of making sure your vehicle falls in-line with government regulations.

This easy trick can be done with a 20p coin.

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Simply put the 20p coin into the tyre tread – if the edge disappears then they are safe to drive with.

Marmalade has also brought out a winter driving guide to help drivers through the colder months.

CEO Crispin Moger said: "As a new driver, if you are yet to experience winter conditions on the road they can prove to be a bit of a challenge.

"We thought it would be handy for new drivers of the UK to have this guide to hand should they need it.

"It offers some pearls of wisdom as we head into the winter months."

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