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SON Boss Tasks FRSC On ‘Tokumbo’ Tyres

Posted: Jun 4, 2015 at 1:24 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Chibuzor Emejor  –  Abuja


Director-General of the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON), Dr. Joseph Odumodu has urged the Federal Road Safety Corps[FRSC] to step up its operations to address the nagging issue of the use of fairly used tyres popularly called ‘tokumbo’,by motorists  which has contributed tremendously to road traffic crashes in the country.

Odumodu who gave the task in Abuja when he visited the Corps Marshal and Chief Executive of FRSC, frowned at the rate at which motorists in the country operate with fairly used tyres even in the face of road safety challenges associated with the use of such tyres.

The visit, he explained was meant to serve as platform to review the Corps’ partnership with SON on vehicle safety standards in the country.

According to him, “It is worrisome that motorists patronise these products which have not only expired in some cases but also do not conform to minimum safety standards.

“It is also imperative to note that new tyres are not ruled out from expiration because some tyres may get close to expiry date before being purchased and used by motorists who are ignorant of this”.

He therefore, urged the FRSC to expand its operational frontiers to tackle the influx of fairly used tyres into the country as part of measures towards further reduction in road traffic crashes.

Odumodu also commended the FRSC management for remaining committed to its data collation on road traffic crashes, analysis and knowledge sharing with other relevant agencies, stressing that this initiative provides a definite guide for the Federal Government on national planning and other forms of decision making towards national growth.