I was stunned reading this. Back in January a motorist skidded off the road on black ice and killed some cyclists. Terrible tragedy.
It was later found that the motorist had 3 defective tyres. I thought they would have jumped on that as the perfect excuse to cause him hell but no - he just got the normal fines for defective tyres.
"The Crown took the decision that in the circumstances, tyre tread is there to displace liquid debris from the road to give a better grip.
"In this situation, the examination has found there was no liquid there - it was black ice, consequently the defective tyres couldn't have been a contributory factor to the collision."
Wether they will chase the council for not gritting the road when the Police asked them to remains to be seen. Probably they will just say they will review their procedures or they need more training!!!