Traffic Department issues warning over vehicle fires

Jordan

Published: 2020-07-05 11:20

Last Updated: 2020-07-05 11:27


Traffic Department issues warning over vehicle fires
Traffic Department issues warning over vehicle fires

A significant increase in vehicles setting on fire has prompted the Central Traffic Department to issue a warning for citizens to carry fire extinguishers in their cars.

"What is more valuable? Your life, your family, your car, or a fire extinguisher? Make sure you have a fire extinguisher in your vehicle," said the department via a Facebook post on Saturday.

The increase in vehicle combustions has caused panic among Jordanians.

The Traffic Department said drivers should opt for powder extinguishers and never use types that contain water.

It warned that water extinguishers could increase the spread of fire, especially if the engine is burning.