It’s ‘pothole season’ – combined with wet weather and darker driving conditions it’s even more important to make sure you’re tyres are not only legal but safe.

Our roving reporter Jo Gray gets some top tips from Ricky who works with tyres in Petersfield.

A twenty pence piece being pushed into the grove of a new tyre to gauge the depth
A 20p coin can help determine if there is enough tread on your tyres to be safe
Ricky pointing at a smooth surface along the edge of an illegal tyre
The smooth surface along the edge of a worn tyre

Further information

Go to the EHDC website for more about Hampshire highways & to report any local potholes –

If you see an issue which needs urgent attention: phone 0300 555 1388 (8.30am to 5pm, Monday to Friday

Outside of office hours, phone 101 (emergencies only)

You can visit National Highways for vehicle checks advice to help keep you safe on the road & reduce the risk of breaking down