The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) says fake and worn out tyres were major causes of road crashes in Nigeria.
Corps Public Education Officer (CPEO), Bisi Kazeem, said this on Friday.
He stressed that tyre was an essential vehicle component that must not be taken for granted.
“The Corps advises every vehicle owner to patronise only genuine tyres and always ensure that they are in good condition,” the official told NAN.
Kazeem decried that most drivers use fake tyres, and refuse to change until they are completely worn out.
He warned that such tyres reduce traction which often leads to crashes caused by slippery surfaces during rainy seasons.
The spokesman added that FRSC, Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON) and National Automobile Design and Development Council (NADDC), were working together to get rid of substandard tyres.
Kazeem predicted that the collaboration and clampdown on dealers will put an end to importation and sale of fake products.