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Road Accident Fund hosts tyre safety workshop

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The Road Accident Fund, in partnership with the South African Tyre Manufacturers Conference, hosted a tyre safety awareness workshop for traffic and road safety officers in Kimberley recently.

A tyre safety awareness workshop was held in Kimberley. Picture: Supplied

THE ROAD Accident Fund (RAF), in partnership with the South African Tyre Manufacturers Conference (SATMC), hosted a tyre safety awareness workshop for traffic and road safety officers in Kimberley recently.

Practical demonstrations were held to enhance tyre safety, while a roadblock was held where traffic officers could apply what they had learned at the workshop.

The RAF senior manager for road safety, Siphamandla Gumbi, said the workshop aimed to upskill law enforcement and road safety officers on various aspects of tyre safety.

“We have partnered with experts in tyre usage in order to continue the fight against road crash injuries and fatalities. The law enforcement officials will, in turn, educate motorists during roadblocks, thereby increasing awareness and shifting the mindsets of all road users,” said Gumbi.

He added that the training session covered topics such as the importance of tyre safety, how to identify safe tyres, tyre construction, markings, fitment, tread depth standards, how to maintain tyres properly and the dangers of illegal and unsafe second-hand tyres.

In the event of being involved in a motor vehicle accident, the RAF contact centre can be reached on 087 820 1 111, from Monday to Friday, from 7.45am until 4pm, or on the website www.raf.co.za

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