An Analysis of Vehicle Tyres Usage and Failures on the Highways: Towards Safe Driving in Ondo, Nigeria

Richard Paul Chukwugozi


The study looks at vehicle tyres usage and associated failures on highway with Ondo, Nigeria being under referenced. The study employed simplified and structured questionnaire to collect information from drivers in the study area. The findings reveal that ninety-four (94) % of respondents had tyres which are fairly used at the point of purchase while fifty-two (52) % of the respondents had tyres that have spent 3years or more. In addition, only eleven (15.3%) of the respondents had their vehicles fitted with tyres that are not expired. It is also revealed that fifty-two (52) % of them had experienced crash while driving resulting from tyre failure. And almost fifty two (51.9%) of them had insufficient/wrong maintenance as source of their tyre failures. As a result, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) should beam its awareness on tyres by providing training on the various aspects of tyre codes and ratings, necessary to ensure safety on Nigerian roads.

Keywords: FRSC, Tyres usage and failures

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