Fear of Frsc arrest : 7 ways to detect expired tyres

  1. Tyres have expiry date. To start with, vehicle tyre have a 4-year validity period from their Date of Manufacture (DOM). Thereafter, the tyre expires and may burst whilst in use.
  2. How to find out whether your tyre has expired? First, check for a stamp like this: (*4002*). 7 ways  to detect expired tyres
  3. There is an asterisk at the beginning and at the end of this serial number (Some tires don't have asterisk).
  4. The First two digits are the week so 4002 is 40th week in 2002. Therefore,*4002* shows that the said tyre is manufactured in the 40th week of the year 2002.
  5. Check all your tires for safety purposes.
  6. Do not use expired tires. They are likely to burst, especially when running in hot weather) because the rubber component may have hardened and cracked.
  7. Road safety officials are on the prowl, stopping vehicles and arresting owners with expired tyres. Dont be caught. 
Do you know the fine of a driver or his passenger not using seat belt is N2000?