A dangerous car tyre with extensive bubbles bulging from it was spotted while a driver was dropping their children off at school.
The tyre – which would have failed the car’s MOT – was photographed by a council officer patrolling near a school in the Normanton area of Derby.
Tyre bubbles or bulges happen when the side wall of the tyre become damaged, usually from driving into a kerb or a pothole.
The structural integrity of the tyre’s sidewall is compromised and causes the internal air pressure to create the visible tell-tale signs of the damage.
According to Derbyshire Live a member of Derby City Council’s public protection team pulled the driver over.
He advised the driver to head straight to a nearby garage to have a new tyre fitted.
Good Spot Officer!
Whilst on patrol PPO 9712 witnessed this car on a school run. When it was safe to do so 9712 advised that the car came off the road and into a garage close by. New tyre now fitted.
Perhaps his actions saved this driver from a costly repair – or worse!
The council’s team also got a few replies, with one asking if the driver was children’s TV favourite, Mr Tumble.
While others worried about standing too close in case it exploded.
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