The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) on Monday attributed most road accidents in the country to the use of fake and expired tyres by vehicle owners.
Mr Ikechukwu Igwe, the Cross River Sector Commander of FRSC, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Calabar on Monday that fake and expired tyres were responsible for more than 3,000 road crashes in the last five years.
He expressed regrets that most Nigerians still prefer used tyres in spite of the regular sensitisation campaign […]
Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), Mr Boboye Oyeyemi, said the commission would from next week, commence impounding of vehicles with expired tyres across the country.
Oyeyemi made this known at a capacity development workshop for Zonal and Sector Heads of Operations of the commission in Enugu on Thursday.
“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.