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Belgium: all eyes on tyres

Features Published the 18/12/2009

Radar devices could soon be incorporated into kerbs in Belgium to measure tread depth in tyres. The system which is totally invisible to the driver will be able to flash the number plates of drivers who don’t respect safety standards.

The first tests carried out by the police were conclusive and out of 2000 spot checks 30 motorists   have   already received verbal warnings.  The minimum tread depth in Belgium is 1.6mm.   You can bet your bottom dollar that the “Tyre Eye” will be coming your way soon!