Motorists urged to consider carrying fire extinguishers

The Public Relations Officer of the National Association of Driving Schools (NADS), Kingson Jean, is urging motorists to consider having fire extinguishers in their vehicles.

Jean spoke following this week’s tragic death of  27 year old Leysel Charlery Deterville who was a passenger in a vehicle that ran off the road, overturned and burst into flames.

The young woman is reported to have been pinned beneath the flaming vehicle.
Jean said he does not believe the possession of fire extinguishers in vehicles ought to be made compulsory by law, although in certain countries that is the case.
He explained that over 20 percent of incidents of fire involve vehicles.
“That normally happens because vehicles are highly combustible due to the fuel in the vehicle, the wiring and the hot engine,” the NADS official observed, adding that poor maintenance also contributes to vehicle fires.
He said that most times a vehicle would not suddenly burst into flames.
“You normally get a sign – for example smoke and things of that sort, so most times you would have ample opportunity to get a fire extinguisher out to use it,” Jean stated.
He expressed the view that citizens on their own should see the need to have fire extinguishers, rather than the the law making the possession of the devices mandatory.
According to Jean, a motorist who has a fire extinguisher may end up saving  the life of someone else.
“We always have to have safety in mind and having a fire extinguisher is a good safety measure,” the NADS PRO declared.

1 Comment

  1. Anonymous
    September 2, 2017 at 9:26 am

    sir you should must insure that vehicles imported must be have all the safety features the US,CAD, EU HAVE THE standard that is is approved.

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