The Itori Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps in Ogun State has advised motorists to desist from buying second hand tyres, known as Tokunbo tyres, to avert unnecessary crashes traced to tyre burst.
Aliyu Yahaya, the Itori Unit Commander of the Corps, gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Friday in Ota, Ogun State.
According to Yahaya, tokunbo tyres are just like time bomb ready to explode and cause mishaps that sometimes lead to loss of lives and property.
He noted that most of the manufacturers of those tyres did not consider the nature of African weather.
“Most of the crashes that resulted to loss of lives and property across the country could be traced to tyre burst,” he said.
The commander, however, implored motorists to desist from patronising second hand tyres, adding that if they must patronise them, they should look at the expiry date of those tyres before purchasing them.
Yahaya is confident that if motorists take preventive measures, especially desisting from patronising second-hand tyres, it will go a long way in reducing the rate of road crashes in the country.