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Two thirds of Dubai motorists neglect tyre safety

Two thirds of Dubai motorists neglect tyre safety

Sep 17, 2015

Almost 65% of Dubai motorists are negligent about tyre safety, say a study conducted by Bridgestone MEA.  The drivers who did not check their tyres on a regular basis; 66% did not know how to and what to do and 17% could not remember to.


The General Manager at Bridgestone MEA, Evelina Voynova, commenting on the findings said: “Our survey results clearly show that many drivers are unaware of how to conduct basic tyre safety checks. Checking tyre air pressure is a very simple task, and should be done at least once a month”.  She also added, “Tyres must also be inspected often for cracks, bulges, and any foreign objects lodged in them. Regular maintenance can prevent accidents and save money by improving fuel efficiency”.


The survey alse showed that almost 17% of respondents were not aware of the correct air pressure for their tyres.  This information can be found on the driver’s door jamb or in the vehicles owner’s manual.


More than a third (34%) of respondents did not know about the ‘tread wear indicator’ on tyres. These are raised bars that are molded into the grooves of tyres; tyres should be replaced when these indicators are at the same level as that of the tyre surface.