'Use of expired tyres, speeding lead to accidents' - FRSC

The Corp Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) is speaking on the high rate of tyre-related accidents.

Tyre bursts lead to accidents

The Corp Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) is speaking out on the high rate of tyre-related accidents.

He said such tyres are responsible for more than 90 percent of accidents, between Feb. 9 and April 7, 2016.

"Tyres are like drugs and last for four years. Some cars move on tyres produced in 2008,'' he added.

Based on these figures, Oyeyemi has revealed the FRSC's intention to impound vehicles with expired tyres in Nigeria.

"We have a major problem in our hands. Our management team will be in the field next week to enforce the ban on usage of expired tyres on our roads.

I will personally lead a team that will impound vehicles with expired tyres and secure other vehicles to convey passengers in affected vehicles to their destinations,'' he said.

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