ALMOST half of Ilkeston’s motorists are driving on dangerously illegal tyres according to a local garage.
HiQ, based on Heanor Road, checked the tyres of every car that visited the centre in November and found that 46 per cent of drivers are making journeys on tyres below the 1.6mm minimum tread depth.
HiQ owner Debra Robinson revealed that a record number of local motorists were found to have defective tyres when the checks were made.
She added: “The number of illegal tyres we are coming across is staggering.
“We checked 500 cars and it would appear that tyres are the forgotten part of the vehicle when in fact, it is the most important.”