>s41A(b) Road Traffic Act 1988, Road Vehicles (Construction and Use)
>Regulations 1986, reg 27, as amended
It would be of interest what the reg actually states. Is there a web site
with these details?
> The MOT test does not go into tyre pressures and I have never ever seen
> > any legal issues regarding this.
> Where do you get *your* information from? :-)
I get my information from the mot manual. It does not test for correct PSI
The MOT test does concern itself with vehicle regs and tyres are a vital
part of the MOT test.
> BTW, I never mentioned MOT testing in my reply to the OP.
Yes - I accept that you did not mention, when questioned, something that you
may etc. :-)
> My value of +/- 10% was obtained from a friendly police traffic patrol
> driver. Although not established in law, he tells me it is the generally
> accepted level outside of which you may be prosecuted.
Hmm - how does he establish tyre pressure requirements. I have an estate
car and the pressure requirements for a full or heavy load differ at the
rear by 6PSI.(err - thats more than 10% of the normal recommended pressure)
Does he carry a list of vehicles tyre pressures? Does he weigh the vehicle
to establish what load is carried and at what axle? How does he calibrate
his tyre pressure device?
All sorts of problems in law with what he states. Maybe the vehicle reg
stated by you gives a full breakdown?
Don't doubt that they can push something like that, and check all the points
mentioned, but I "guess" that it would be part of a list of faults that
directly resulted in a bad car accident and they wanted to ensure that a
proper conviction was obtained.
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