This past week was Defective Tires Month. What sixteen year old kid doesn’t know that’s a tire and a wheel in the same package? They’re the ones who are most likely to stop for a tire change and are the least likely to know what the letters stand for.
Using correctly inflated tires and not wearing a bead lock can be very dangerous for a number of reasons including:
Drivers or owners- First only two of the above listed defects happen as a direct result of inappropriate tire usage.
- Proper Air Pressure for Better Fuel Efficiency- As a general rule, keeping tires inflated to the recommended PSI (Pounds per Square Inch) is a highly recommended practice that helps the tires to roll more smoothly, thus reducing the rolling resistance. This rolling resistance is a direct result of restricted air inflow to the tires and as stated earlier, restricted inflow can occur from correctly inflated tires. As a result, even very low PSI tires become very hard to roll and a tire’s capacity is greatly reduced.
- Harmful characteristics of the tire- Tire design is based on certain characteristics of the road, terrain and traffic that drivers and passengers must deal with. In general, hard wearing, touring tires are designed for touring use, in part because of the hard wearing characteristics of the tires. This hard wearing character of the tire is a trade off however with the tread wearing issue, creating a compromise that may put the driver and passengers at risk.
- Air and Pressure lubrication- Defective tires create a dangerous situation by leaking air. When tires are improperly inflated, air that fills the existing tire air and pressure areas in the tread area isTSO- which isCITYPRINT. This air that’s left in the tire is capable of causing severe damage to the vehicle by sagging along the lines of the tire, on the air, and around the valve and in the wheel.
- Driving on a bald pavement- bald or otherwise damaged pavement is dangerous. It is estimated that a bald surface of approximately 5% of all paved roads is inaded by auto glass. In addition, shoddy pavement conditions create advantageous slides and drifts during acceleration, oversteer and braking.
Every day, hundreds of motorists and bicyclists battle through deflected windshield cracks, noticeable lumps, uneven pavement roughness, utility poles and other distinctive road defects and the expected economic impact of this holiday season is more critical than ever.
With a continuous commitment to innovation, NHTSA’s Priorities program continues to direct the priorities for roadway safety toward reducing serious, deadly and desired crashes. The agency’s new philosophy will Organization and Safety for everyone on our highways.
“Priorities is regime-wide, not just for law enforcement, but for all stakeholders in the national system,” commented Georgeansas. “It’s about rebuilding the trust of the public in the system.”
Safety assistance includes:
Safety improvements by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
- Federal highway administration,
- state and local engineering and construction transportations
- vehicle and fuel system defects, including those that result from corrosion, underbody damage, loose roadway fasteners, complexity and equipment failure, missing roadway warning lights and other roadway defects.
The priorities program aims to improve the safety of all motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians. Therefore, it Urged all motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians to follow the following rules set by the Priorities program and drive with responsibility, obeying traffic laws, adopting defensive driving techniques, observing posted speed limits, keeping vehicles, property and surroundings in proper repair and safety.
Romeoille, Mixte, and Pinetop, reversing situation analysis: The result of a crash – what experienced drivers do.
The president of NHTSA, which is called the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Administration, or NHTSA, convenes a multitude of stakeholders to discuss the results of investigations into serious, high-speed vehicle crashes involving two or more vehicles. In such leaks, however, useful information about trends and procedures are revealed.
According to the report, the 54,000 crashes reviewed during the six-year period from 1999 through 2006 involved 63,000 vehicle crashes and 7 inconvenience fatalities. These inconveniencies resulted from 5,000 occupant deaths and an estimated 1.5 million inconvenience crashes occurring over the same six-year period.
The result of the review, which was based on detailed analysis of more than 1.5 million vehicle crashes and their specific results, indicated overwhelming evidence that driver distraction was a significant contributor to at least some of these results. Further conclusions are due to be announced by the NHTSA later today.
Drivers should not be distracted by their cell phones, stereos, music, navigation tools, or any other technology.