Police vehicles in Scotland use more than £1m of tyres a year, the Freedom of Information Act has revealed. 

The Scotsman report:

The bill for fitting replacement tyres to Scotland’s police vehicles is in excess of £1 million a year.

According to newly published figures, costs for tyres and windscreens for the fleet of cars, vans and other vehicles throughout the country has run up a tab of more than £2.6m since the 
beginning of 2011.

That means the bill stands at nearly £100,000 a month, or over £3,330 each day, at a time when the new national forces is tasked with identifying swingeing cuts to its budget.

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I am a journalist and author. I am a staff writer at the UK edition of WIRED magazine and in 2015 my book, Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. I created FOI Directory in 2012.