Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, has called on vehicle owners and drivers to pay attention to the condition of their tyres, as the hot weather is a major cause of tyre burst and road accidents.
A statement signed by the Head, Media Relations and Strategy, Bisi Kazeem, said one factor responsible for road accident is tyre burst, explaining that some tyres are expired, some substandard, some are under-inflated/over-inflated, while others have been handled wrongly by vulcanisers which can lead to accidents.
He urged vehicle owners and drivers to be keen on the way and manner that their tyres are fixed, adding that they should ensure that they are installed with all the knots tightly fitted and intact. Kazeem also noted that they should be conscious of the fact that the hot weather has significant effect on tyres, hence the need for all motorists to adopt ‘common sense speed limit’.
He explained that most substandard tyres quickly wear out in such a weather condition, thereby losing its grip on the road as a result of gradual meltdown in quality.
He advised that with the condition of the roads and possibilities that a few tyres might be substandard and fast wearing out, the corps expects motorists to drive carefully to help save lives and property.
He added that road safety should be everyone’s business, while the corps plays the role of a guardian.


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