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Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 25 June 2018

Watch: Video shows faulty tyre flying off Abu Dhabi car at high speed

Abu Dhabi Police warns of buying low quality or counterfeit tyres

Tyres wear out more quickly here because of the constant braking and accelerating, with high temperatures exacerbating the problem. Lee Hoagland / The National
Tyres wear out more quickly here because of the constant braking and accelerating, with high temperatures exacerbating the problem. Lee Hoagland / The National

A video released by Abu Dhabi Police shows a car tyre fly off at high speed, as officers warned of the dangers of installing cheap or fake parts.

The footage is intended to make motorists think twice before buying cheaper replacements from repair garages.

It shows a Mercedes lose a wheel on a motorway and skid across several lanes.

Police found more than 5,900 vehicles fitted with counterfeit or expired tyres since the start of this year.

In 2016, faulty car tyres led to the deaths of at least 14 people in the capital.

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