A work colleague had her car impounded by the test centre today as it was deemed un-roadworthy due to three tyres being worn down to the wire. There were quite a few other faults too it seems. She will have to organise a mobile tyre fitter to come and fit 4 new tyres or else get a low-loader to transport it. She done nothing but moan about how the test is just a money making scheme and that there is nothing wrong with her car at all and how it's unfair to have to spend money on new tyres when there is nothing wrong with the old ones as they're not flat. Everyone else was sympathetic. I told her that they had done her (and everyone else on the road) an enormous favour by potentially saving her from having a high speed accident. How can anyone be so stupid not to notice that their tyres are worn way beyond safe limits of service and also refuse to accept that it just might be a potential road safety issue and complain about spending money on a safety critical component? I accept the tyres on her car are probably very expensive as it's a chav mobile with enormous alloys fitted but that was her decision to fit them in the first place and would the money spent on stupid rims, exhaust and bodykits not be better spent on actually maintaining the car properly? Why buy an expensive, quality car like a BMW and then not maintain it? Just what do we have to make people take road safety seriously?