nicks90 Posted May 6, 2009 Share Posted May 6, 2009 unusual thing happened on the way home from work today and i thought you guys might like to know, bit of a warning maybe... got pulled over by a traffic car and whilst one copper was having a chat with me, the other copper was inspecting all of my tyres (inc spare). The first copper was asking what engine and model it was, what year etc and generally prying for information about how standard it was. He toddled back off to his car and spoke on the radio for a minute or two whilst the other bloke carried on inspecting the tyres - including the inside of each sidewall. Completely ignored the rest of the vehicle. first copper came back and conferred with the second and then came over and told me 'Thanks, no problems you can be off now'. So i ask what it was all about and why he had stopped me. His answer was kinda worrying, but also makes sense. He was checking to see if the tyres fitted to my motor where load and speed rated for the make and model of vehicle. Said they are having a crackdown on 4x4's with damaged and/or incorrectly spec'd tyres. Luckily the rubber i have are speed rated to 99mph and load rated well past the GVW for a 90csw. Phew. But i know that several other makes of remould have a lower rating (some are 72mph i think) - so i asked him if it just needs to be to the legal speed limit or the vehicles theoretical top speed. Copper said it is most definitely to the vehicles top speed and has nothing to do with the national speed limit. Stupid i know, as you cant drive past 70mph, so why do they need to be rated higher? So a warning to all, make sure your tyres are speed rated above the book speed for your vehicle in case you get checked. I am also presuming from his questions about what engine i had fitted - that if you have an all singing all dancing aftermarket nutter-engine that they will take this into account when checking the speed rating. Nick ps. this was wakefield, west yorks - no idea if this is a local, regional or national thing... so beware. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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