Motorists ‘ignore tire safety warning’
Dubai, July 24, 2010
Less than a third of motorists are checking the pressure in their car tires at least once a fortnight as advised, said a report.
The majority of respondents check their tyre pressure once every three to four weeks and some even less often, according to a new automotive study conducted in Saudi Arabia and UAE by YouGov Siraj, a Dubai-based research and consulting organisation.
Most motorists are however replacing worn tyres at the recommended mileage intervals, the report said.
"With the summer upon us, it’s worrying the majority of motorists are failing to carry out even relatively minor safety checks," said Vivek Wagle, research director at YouGov Siraj.
"There still appears to be a lack of understanding on most motorists’ part about the danger of incorrectly inflated tyres and the campaigns just haven’t got the message across,” he added. – TradeArabia News Service