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Rainy season: FRSC harps on vehicle maintenance by motorists

Posted: Apr 6, 2015 at 5:55 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Chibuzor Emejor / Correspondent, Abuja


The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has  called on all motorists and other road users to be cautious on the roads as the rainy season has set in, urging them to ensure proper maintenance of their vehicles.

A statement by the Corps Public Education Officer, Imoh Etuk, said the FRSC had put in place strategic plans to ensure sanity on the highways during the season even as the Corps also harped on the need for strict compliance with traffic rules and regulations by road users.

He reminded drivers to fix their vehicle wiper blades, head and tail lights, brakes and avoid the use of worn-out tyres to enhance safety as they ply the roads when it is raining.

Etuk also expressed the Corps’ concern over the attitude of many drivers in the country on tyre care and maintenance, adding that most Nigerian drivers have poor maintenance culture.

He pointed out that drivers should have correct tyre pressures as recommended by vehicle/tyre manufacturers, advising them to avoid under or over inflation of tyres.

He explained that every tyre has a life span of four years, noting that the week and year of manufacture are always inscribed as codes.

He also advised motorists to ensure regular maintenance of their vehicles and desist from the use of worn-out tyres and tokumbo tyres, in view of inherent traffic hazards associated with them.

Etuk further stated that during the rainy season, the grip of worn-out tyres is often seriously affected, adding that there is danger of the car skidding and veering off the road or not coming to halt within the safe distance after application of brakes.