A TYRED out trailer got the boot from Portlaoise gardaí yesterday.
A van driver towing the trailer got a series of fines after meeting a checkpoint in the town.
The trailer was an accident waiting to happen, with not only a virtually bald tyre but also no rear lights and no number plate.
Fixed charge penalty notices have been issued to the driver for three separate traffic offences.
Gardaí are warning people to check their tyres, particularly as winter approaches, to prevent road accidents.