Tyre safety is one of the important aspect of safety driving. Not only you have to check your tyre pressure regularly, now the government had ask us to use only Sirim-certified tyres, Read the full story from Bernama below
MOTORIST ADVISED TO USE ONLY SIRIM CERTIFIED TYRES
PETALING JAYA, — Vehicle owners should use only Sirim certified tyres to ensure the safety of drivers, passengers and other motorists, said Road Safety Department director-general Datuk Suret Singh.
He said, using low quality and non-Sirim certified tyres were identified as among the causes of road accidents.
“The safety of a vehicle depends a lot on using appropriate tyres as using non-Sirim certified tyres will not only jeopardise the safety of the driver and passengers, but also other motorists on the road,” he said.
He was speaking to reporters at a news conference after the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the department and the Malaysian Tyre Manufacturers Association on promoting tyre safety issues here on Friday.
The association involves Malaysian Association of Tyre Retreaders and Dealers Society, Tyre Retreading Manufacturers Association of Malaysia and Association of Tyre Importers, Kuala Lumpur.
Suret Singh said the MoU would extend and improve cooperation with tyre manufacturers in the department’s efforts to restrict the import, distribution and selling of tyres that did not meet Sirim standards.
He said the department planned to carry out undercover operations with the customs department, domestic trade, cooperative and consumerism ministry and the police to ensure non-Sirim certified tyres were not sold in the market.