Indian road deaths blamed on under-inflated tyres

ERJ staff report (DS)

Gurgaon, India — Between 250 and 315 people die every day in road accidents across India, and rising, according to India’s National Crime Records Bureau. Apollo Tyres claims many of these can be attributed to incorrect tyre inflation pressure.

Satish Sharma, Chief, India Operations, Apollo Tyres Ltd said, “Our most recent all-India survey has some very scary figures on something as simple as tyre pressure. The level of apathy and ignorance amongst Indian drivers could easily be the leading cause of accidents…

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