The government should undertake a study of imported regrooved tyres and used tyres to ascertain whether they contributed to an increase in road accidents in the country.
Some of the tyres, according to state housing, basic amenities and transport committee chairman Mohd Soffi Abdul Razak, were used for just three or four months during the winter season overseas.
Thus, he said, they were dangerous as compared to retreaded tyres. Mohd Soffi advised motorists not to use imported regrooved tyres or used tyres as they might explode easily due to their thinner layer.
“The geometric conditions and hot temperature of the roads in our country could lead to explosion (of the tyres) while speeding,” he told reporters at the Benta state constituency Aidilfitri open house yesterday.
Mohd Soffi, who is also Benta state assemblyman, cautioned traders not to re-use such tyres to create more tread depth as it was “extremely dangerous”.
“Imported tyres which were used during the winter season overseas are not suitable in our country as they only lasted for between three and four months in certain countries, including Europe, Japan, United States and South Korea,” he