Laurieton resident Graham Williams says a large number of vehicles are experiencing damage to their car tyres, due to screws lying on the road.
“I live in Flinders Drive and have had two recent incidents of these tech.screws piercing tyre walls and either causing a flat to occur or resulting in permanent damage to the inside of the tyre necessitating buying a new tyre,” he said.
“I bought new tyres last week and have had to replace one of them already as the tech.screw has completely destroyed the inside wall of the tyre.”
Mr Williams said one of his neighbours walks his dog in the morning and again in the late afternoon around the Flinders Drive estate.
“He showed me a large jar completely full with this tech.screws,” he said.
The neighbour has collected the screws for the last two years.
Mr Williams believes the building equipment might belong to tradesman who are not securing their tool boxes correctly.
“These screws are the type used in metal fencing or nailing down roofs,” he said.
Mr Williams said he wants tradesmen to consider the financial implications on people, when equipment is not stowed correctly.