Malaysia Clamping Down on Regrooved Tyres
Motorists in Malaysia have been warned that regrooved is not groovy – drivers of vehicles fitted with regrooved tyres have until November 1 to replace them with new or retreaded tyres approved by the Standards and Industrial Research Institute of Malaysia (SIRIM) before risking a fine.
“We will educate the public on the basic knowledge of tyre safety by distributing posters containing information on tyre care nationwide,” said Datuk Suret, director general of Malaysia’s Road Safety Department. He added that an educational campaign, including posters bearing message such as ‘Retread Tyres Are Safe To Use’ and ‘Your Car Is Only As Safe As Your Tyres’ will be distributed throughout the country. The department will also work with various agencies, including the Customs Department, to take action against retailers that sell tyres not meeting safety standards.