Police were called to remove a broken down vehicle from the A47 in Mulbarton late on Sunday after a tyre blow out.
The officers in attendance were startled to discover that vehicle’s tyres had no visible tread remaining.
Driving with tyres that have a tread depth below the legal limit is an offence that carries a fine of up to £10,000 and could result in loss of licence.
PC Jason Selvarajah, South Norfolk Police, tweeted: “PC Stu Barnard Beat Manager for Costessey called to deal with a broken down vehicle on the A47 Multbarton Vehicle had stopped due to suffering a blow out.
“Traffic offence report submitted after tyres were examined and found to be defective.”