In a tire-blowout accident, remaining calm can help save your life. In an unexpected tire failure scenario, simply slowly lift your foot from the gas pedal.
Avoid using your brakes. maneuver your car in a straight line and let it slowly come to a stop at a safe location away from the flow of traffic.
You can try to avoid tire failure by following some of the tips on tire maintenance and safety from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Some of these tips include the following:
- Tire Pressure— Proper inflation and tire pressure before getting on the road is important for driver safety. This is measured by the pounds per square inch (PSI). The proper PSI will be found with your vehicle manufacturer’s manual. This check should be conducted about once a month (and before road trips) using a tire pressure gauge.
- Tire Damage/Use— Your tires need sufficient tread to be able to function properly and safely. A problem with the tire tread will result in a serious crash. Tire treads should have sufficient depth and even wear, and can be checked periodically. If the depth is ever below 1/16 of an inch, the tires should be replaced. If the tread is not smooth, the tires must be rotated or possibly purchase new ones.
- Tire Review— Any motorist can handle the two checks above, but a professional should always be periodically consulted. Tire inspection should occur five years after purchase and then yearly.
If you have been involved in a tire-related car accident, tire failure may be to blame. This could result in a Boston personal injury case against a myriad of parties. Contact the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman at (617) 367-2900 for a consultation today.
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