ERJ staff report (BC)
Kingston, Jamaica - According to the Jamaica Observer, the head of the Road Safety Unit of the Jamaican Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing has indicated that the country's new Road Traffic Act will focus on motor vehicle tire safety.
The Act is expected to be passed during 2013.
Unit director Kenute Hare told the government's Jamaica Information Service that the agency will continue to educate the public on the importance of tire safety as part of efforts to further reduce the number of road fatalities.
"Motorists will be required to have tires with threads at a threshold of 1.6 millimetres," Hare emphasised.
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