Driving with worn tyres (CU30 Offence)

Known as CU30, a driving with defective tyres offence can carry a severe penalty. The law requires that all tyres on a motor vehicle (including the spare) have a minimum depth of tread, are inflated to the correct pressure and are free from other defects such as cuts or tears to the tyre walls. Failure to comply with these requirements can result in a penalty of three points on your licence together with a CU30 fine of up to £2,500.

As this applies to each tyre that is defective, four bald tyres on the same vehicle could place you at risk of 12 penalty points and disqualification from driving under the totting-up procedure and this may affect your livelihood and lead to a loss of earnings. However, through enlisting the services of an experienced motoring offence lawyer you stand a far greater chance of ensuring a far more favourable outcome.

Why choose Brian Koffman & Co.

As specialists in defending motorists charged with CU30 offences, we have considerable experience of dealing with defective tyre cases. If your vehicle was not in use at the time the defect was detected and you had no intention of driving, then you may be found not guilty of the charge. If you were driving the vehicle we may still be able to persuade the court to impose only one set of points on your licence, even if you have a number of defective tyres, and minimise the likelihood of a totting-up ban.

Furthermore, the court cannot impose penalty points if you can prove that you were unaware and had no reasonable cause to suspect that a tyre was defective. We have successfully used this defence in assisting drivers who rely on their employer’s assurance that a vehicle is in good working order. Each case comes with its own set of circumstances and we can advise you on the technicalities surrounding your own particular situation without any obligation.

Contact us today

If you have been charged with a CU30 offence and wish to seek expert advice on the best course of action to take, Please contact Brian Koffman & Co on 0161 832 3852 or submit an enquiry.