This near-miss accident prompted me to post this topic.
I was driving along KJE towards Tuas around noon today, weather was hot....I was in middle lane, on the left lane were mostly trucks and heavy vehicles.
The truck in-front of me had a bursted tyre and pieces of rubber debris were flying out from the truck.
Instinctively, I braked and swerved right onto the next lane, just as a huge chunk of tire goes under my left wheel.
In my rear view mirror I saw other tire parts behind me. It was a narrow miss. If I was riding a motorcycle/scooter, I might not be at home written this now.
Most of these debris come from retreaded tires. Retreading is a process that saves money by shaving down old tires to their casing and attaching and bonding a new exterior. Retreads tire will save the owner $$$.
Those of you frequent KJE/BKE will agreed that the rubber debris is getting more and more these days.
I think it is time that authority do something against this hazard, reducing these debris on our road should be a top safety priority.
The problem is serious and it is costing lives. Be careful out there and stay alert.