tyre damage
creengrab from Abu Dhabi Police video showing a cargo van tyre blowout. Police warn motorists to regularly check tyres to avoid accidents.

Abu Dhabi: Abu Dhabi Police have once again warned motorists about the risks of damaged tyres while driving, especially as these risks increase during hotter temperatures in the summer months.

In a post on its social media platforms, Abu Dhabi Police shared clips of actual tyre blowouts on Abu Dhabi roads. These blowouts are seen occurring in a van, a truck and a cement mixer, putting both the driver and other road users at risk.

A Dh500 fine is imposed on motorists found driving in Abu Dhabi with expired tyres, along with four black points. The emirate’s traffic law also calls for a one-week vehicle impoundment for such negligence.

Safety tips

Abu Dhabi Police have shared three safety tips for motorists to comply with:

Check your car tyres regularly.

Check tyres for cracks or unusual bulges.

Ensure that your car tyres are valid and not past their expiry date.