Just 10% of Thai cars drive on wrong tyre pressures
Data from the recently concluded Safe Drive Campaign, conducted by Apollo Tyres in two locations in Thailand, revealed that less than 10 per cent vehicles being driven around in the country had incorrect inflation pressure. Of this 10 per cent, most were found driving with under-inflated tyres.
During the Safe Drive Campaign, representatives from Apollo Tyres conducted free checks on more than 315 vehicles’ tyres at the Bangkok-Chonburi Motorway Service Centre (Outbound) and Thap Chang Service Centre at KM 48+300 Bangpa-in Motorway. This Safe Drive campaign was conducted by Apollo Tyres in association with Don’t Drive Drunk Foundation, The Department of Highways, The Road Safety Policy Foundation Thailand and U Drink I Drive. The motorists were informed on how to extend the life of their tyres and avoid accidents through proper tyre care. In this campaign, motorists were also informed about the importance of maintaining correct tyre pressure, use of valve caps, tyre rotation and wheel alignment and balancing.
Speaking on the survey results, Shubhro Ghosh, group head, ASEAN Region, Apollo Tyres Ltd said: “I am very happy to see that the motorists in Thailand are taking good care of their tyres, which is very important for driver and passenger safety. This is the most satisfactory survey results that we have received in all the Safe Drive Campaigns that we have conducted in various countries across the world to encourage and ensure healthy driving habits amongst all.”
The Safe Drive Campaign of Apollo Tyres, with its regional hub in Bangkok for the ASEAN region, has been recognised and awarded by the International Institute of Road Traffic Education and has been undertaken in India, Middle East, Iran, Turkmenistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.