Why is tread depth important?

Published 13 July 2016 in

Tread depth is highly important for road safety and provides a good grip on wet surfaces. The tread pattern is used to remove water from between the tyre and the road surface. Drivers run the risk of reduced grip and a longer stopping distance if the tread depth is incorrect.

Drivers can be fined up to £2,500 and given three penalty points for each tyre which does not comply with the regulations.