Airport Road in Abu Dhabi. According to the UAE traffic law, motorists driving with expired tyres will be slapped with a Dh500 fine, four black points and their vehicle impounded for one week. Image Credit: Ahmed Kutty/Gulf News

Abu Dhabi: Police have issued a fresh warning to motorists against using vehicles with old or expired tyres.

In a public service announcement, Abu Dhabi Police reminded motorists that they will be penalised with a Dh500 fine, four black points and have their vehicle impounded for one week if caught using unfit tyres.

The traffic and patrols directorate at Abu Dhabi Police pointed out that from January to June 2019, two people were killed, eight sustained moderate injuries and four others were slightly injured in seven traffic accidents caused by the explosion of tyres.

During the same period, as many as 5,376 vehicles were fined and seized in Abu Dhabi for having damaged or expired tyres.

Police urged motorists to examine their vehicles tyres on a regular basis, check the air pressure and to ensure their cars pass the vehicle renewal test.

“Any damages or cracks can lead to serious traffic accidents, and may result in severe injuries and even death,” cautioned Abu Dhabi Police.

Police further stressed that driving with unfit tyres can be dangerous especially during the summer months as temperatures can peak to almost 50 °C.