A council officer was shocked to discover that the driver of a Vauxhall Zafira was seemingly oblivious to the bulging front tyre while on the school run in Derby this week.
The Derby City Council worker was patrolling near a school in the city when he pulled the driver over.
He advised the driver to head straight to a nearby garage to have a new tyre fitted.
It comes just days after a report was published suggesting that millions of motorists could be risking the safety of themselves and other road users because they are failing to get their vehicle repaired.
The most commonly ignored issues in the poll of 2,000 motorists included faulty brakes, suspension, steering, exhausts and damaged windscreens.
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