Former Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Paschal Donohoe TD announced a Fixed Charge Notice (FCN) offence for motorists who drive with defective or worn tyres.

Although it is already an offence to drive a vehicle with defective or worn tyres, there will now be a fixed charge (or fine) of €80, with two penalty points endorsed on the licence on payment of the fixed charge for commission of the offence, or four penalty points following conviction in court.