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Author Subject: Stopped by the plod
123456

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Post #1
I was waiting at a junction earlier when 2 bobbys crossed the road then decided to pull me as they could'nt see my tax disc it had droped down but was still displayed, anyhow after asking me various intrusive questions to confim my identity the the polish 1 whipped out his torch and inspected my tryes.

1 tyre was found to be balding he then proceeded to issue me with a £60 fine and 3 points Shock

They were both on foot and did not use a gauge to measure the depth, I am really peed off as you can imagine just wondering if anyone thinks its worth fighting.

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Posted 21st Jan 2012 at 03:23
berger

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Post #2
No, you sound guilty as charged.

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Posted 21st Jan 2012 at 04:59
bennn

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Post #3
Yeah buy some new tyres you f*cking gyppo.

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Posted 21st Jan 2012 at 05:10
matt evans

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Post #4
take it like a man and stop bleating

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Posted 21st Jan 2012 at 05:30
aaron6

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Post #5
If your tire is balding then fair enough I think. They will have used the tread markers to come to that conclusion which is a good indication.

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Posted 21st Jan 2012 at 08:17
ian7675

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Post #6
I need that banging head against the wall smilie!

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Posted 21st Jan 2012 at 08:22
monkeyman

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Post #7
How recent is your MOT and what are the actual tread depths?

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Posted 21st Jan 2012 at 11:10
welshpug!

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Post #8
MOT means jack once the vehicle leaves the testing station, its up to the driver to ensure his vehicle is roadworthy Wink

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Posted 21st Jan 2012 at 11:41
judge dead

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Post #9
was it completely bald like a slick or was it going bald on one side due to tracking cause its over 3/4 of the tyre its counted as bald im sure

Posted 21st Jan 2012 at 11:44
allesclar

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Post #10
you shouldnt even be on the roads!

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Posted 21st Jan 2012 at 11:53
grumpychef

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Post #11
tyres are one of the most important elements of safety and when driving a performance car you should always ensure you have good tyres fitted! i recently allowed mine to get a little worn out especially on the shoulders! there was plenty of tread depth in the center but the shoulders were totally bald! I would not have complained if i had been pulled and fined however i did replace just as soon as i could afford too! having tread depth in parts of the tyre does not mean they are legal. my advice to you would be to keep an eye on the maintenance of your car and accept that plod likes to pull younger people in faster cars! i have been driving a 6 for over 5 years now and never been pulled! (except when i had just bought the bianca and they pulled thug because my car was not showing mot it was funny as! searched his car because mine was not showing as motd! i did turn around to return and ask what the problem was and produced an mot which had only been issued a couple of days previously! poor old thug!

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Posted 21st Jan 2012 at 13:24
arigti6

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Post #12
My front tyres were through to the wire on the inside (tracking out) on my Diablo '6 because I had not checked them regularly. Lucky for me I had not been stopped. It was a mate that pointed it out to me so I got them replaced!! Since then I make sure Im on the ball and keep an eye on tread. Just remember tyres are the only points of contact to the road if they are f*cked, Its only a matter of time... Could be worse all 4 tyres in same state would have left you without a licence, so just think yourself lucky Wink

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Posted 24th Jan 2012 at 19:33
MCH_GTi6

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Post #13
if you are in any doubt as to their legality, go have them checked...

I was pulled over a few months ago now by a young female officer while coming home from working behind the bar (so late/early).

This young police woman checked my car over and picked out a damaged tyre bead and declared it dangerous and issued me a ticket for 3points and a £60 fine...

I visited 3 MOT garages and got signed written statements from each and got them to sign pictures of the tyre (the police took a photo by the roadside)
I also visited VOSA where their CHIEF TESTER declared the tyre 100% safe for road use however as they work with the police he said it was conflict of interest to provide any written confirmation.

I sent an aptly worded letter and had a verbal appology and written confirmation the ticket was cancelled.

Goes to show they do get it very wrong at times.

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Posted 24th Jan 2012 at 19:42
stan_306gti6 Forum Admin

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Post #14
Indeed, the plod CAN get it wrong at times. Yes

However, was the tyre balding? If so, you have no right to complain really. No

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