The Federal Road Safety Commission has called on all vehicle owners to pay attention to the condition of their vehicle’s tyres more than ever before.
According to the Head Media Relations and Strategy of the Corps, Bisi Kazeem, “some tyres are expired, some are substandard products, some are under-inflated, some are over-inflated, and some have been handled wrongly by vulcanizers.” He also said that tyre burst is one of the factors responsible for Road Traffic Crashes.
Kazeem also said that the increasingly hot weather conditions have significant effect on the tyres, hence motorists should always drive below the speed limit.
He advised that given the conditions of the roads and the possibilities that a few tyres may be substandard and fast wearing out, some expired, and some not installed rightly, the Corps expects motorists to drive carefully to help save lives and properties.
This is coming after an auto crash, reported to have been caused after one of the vehicle’s tyre burst, claimed the lives of six doctors and a driver en route Sokoto for the Annual General Meeting of the Nigerian Medical Association. Click here if you missed it.