My tyres are worn but I’d like to carry on driving for a while.

Question from visitor, 18/12/2009 :My tyres are worn but I’d like to carry on driving for a while. Are there any risks?
Answer by rezulteo, 18/12/2009 :

A tyre will lose grip easily if roads are wet. The risk of aquaplaning and skidding becomes greater, particularly if your tyre's tread is less than 1.6 mm. According to UK law, the depth of the grooves in the tyre's tread must be at least 1.6 mm throughout the tyre.