Tyre defects still account for highest number of prohibitions

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Tyre defects are still the most common reasons for prohibition notices. JONATHAN WELCH

The latest statistics from the Department for Transport show that tachograph, record-keeping and driver licence offences are still proving expensive for drivers and operators, with 12 prosecutions for tachograph and records offences leading to eight convictions in Quarter 2 of the 2022-23 year, and nine driving licence prosecutions leading to four convictions. Average fines were £216 and £1,587.50 respectively.

Meanwhile, in the same period tyre-related defects remain at the top of the chart for prohibitions, with 3.66% of vehicles inspected exhibiting a tyre defect, a slight reduction from the previous quarter. Brake systems and seat belts also ranked highly, followed by suspension and door issues.