Who says there is not much you can do with 20p? Have you heard of the 20p test? This little coin can potentially be a lifesaver for yourself, your passengers and other road users.
A very simple, yet ingenious, testing method to check your tyre tread depth quickly is to place a 20p coin in the main tread channels of your tyres. Do this multiple times, at various points around each tyre. If you can see any part of the outer band of the coin face, it means the tyre tread is too shallow – and probably illegal. It is vital that you replace your tyre at this point as your thread depth may be below the legal limit. If stopped by the police, you could face a maximum of three penalty points and a fine of up to £2,500 per tyre. Don’t get caught on the wrong side of the law. Always keep a 20p coin in your car.
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