As with most consumable goods, tyres also come with an expiration date and not paying attention to those numbers can lead to devasting consequences.
Abu Dhabi Police has recently announced on their social media channels the dangers of riding on old or expired tyres.
Any motorists caught with expired tyres will be issued an AED 500 fine, four black points and have their vehicle confiscated for one week.
In the first six months of 2019, two people were killed, eight suffered moderate injuries while four others sustained minor injuries in seven traffic accidents caused by tyres bursting randomly.
During the same time frame (January – June 2019), Abu Dhabi Police fined and seized over 5,000 vehicles for having heavily worn or expired tyres.
Abu Dhabi Police encourages motorists to check their tyres on a regular basis and to check the air pressure.
“Any damages or cracks can lead to serious traffic accidents, and may result in severe injuries and even death,” explained the Abu Dhabi Police.
Officials further stressed that driving with unsafe tyres during the summer months can be especially dangerous as the temperature across the country soars to almost 50 degrees
If you’re unsure whether or not your tyres are about to expire, Abu Dhabi Police are currently offering free inspections until the 16th of July 2019.