2 people died, 8 severely injured and over 5,300 cars have been seized by police due to damaged tyres
11 July 2019| Last updated on 17 July 2019
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Abu Dhabi Police reminds drivers and motorists across the UAE that if they use expired tyres, they will be slapped with an AED 500 fine, four black points, and their car will be seized for seven days.
The warning was posted on their official social media page, with recent road reports from the first half of 2019. According to Abu Dhabi Police, two people died, eight were badly injured, and four more received slight injuries due to accidents caused by unfit and exploded tyres.
Compliance to road standards by all drivers will minimise such accidents, especially during the summer months as the high temperatures contribute to the likelihood of exploding tyres.
To promote road safety, authorities had partnered with Al Masaood Tyres to provide free tyre checks until July 16.
Abu Dhabi Police seized up to 5,376 vehicles so far this year for having expired or damaged tyres.
Abu Dhabi police urge drivers to have their tyres checked regularly
Abu Dhabi police said that any damages or cracks have the strong potential to cause serious traffic accidents, and may result in injuries and death of drivers, passengers, and even pedestrians.
They cautioned drivers to check the tyre air pressure and to also ensure that their vehicles pass the Vehicle Renewal test.