Tire Safety Tips: Driving safely and legally on the road

Excerpt from Acadia Insurance blog post.

While the dangers of winter driving may be behind us, the hot summer months ahead have their own dangers. Depending on the climate, the time between mid-May and early October is when drivers will be seeing more and more treads lining the interstates.

Tire blowouts are one of the most dangerous occurrences for drivers of both commercial and personal vehicles and have serious consequences, such as damaged loads, damaged rigs, and injury or death to the driver or others on the road.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), truck tire blowouts were accountable for 200 crashes and 223 fatalities between the years 2009-2013. Blowouts can result in tire debris or driver loss of control, which can cause dangerous situations for all of those around.

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