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Misuse Of SUVs, Jeeps Cause Of Fatal Road Crash – VIO

FCT Directorate of Road Traffic Services (DRTS)

The assistant director, Federal Capital Territory ( FCT) Directorate of Road Traffic Services, Mr Aminu Iro has attributed the major cause of fatal road crash involving Sports Utility Vehicles (SUV)/ jeeps to the failure of Nigerians, especially officials of government, to use such vehicles for the purpose for which have been designed.

Speaking in an interview with LEADERSHIP yesterday, Mr Iro  said SUVs and jeeps were not designed for the kind of speed which most Nigerians have subjected them to, saying the trajectory of the vehicle would usually go out of control in the event of tyre burst because the centre of gravity of jeeps is higher than that of low cars.

“The way we use jeeps and SUVs in this country is not the way they have been designed. Jeeps are higher gravity vehicles, which have not been designed for the kind of speed we subject them to on our highways.

“Again, most of the tyres are not designed for the kind of speed they are usually subjected to in Nigeria. Each tyre has its limits of weight and speed capacity. And for the fact that jeep tyres are big, they are not supposed to be subjected to being driven above 100/120km per hour.

“Now, those tyres which have small range between them and the rim, can be subjected to high speed. And in a case of tyre burst, the damage can be minimal,” Mr Iro added.

The VIO boss also advised both the federal and state governments to ensure that public officers used cars instead of SUVs and jeeps if they could not observe the approved speed limits.

He added that even in the case of fatal road crash, the occupants of cars could hardly be thrown as was the case with jeeps.

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