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Importance of Tire Safety for Avoiding Atlanta Auto Accidents

Importance of Tire Safety for Avoiding Atlanta Auto Accidents

Atlanta Injury Blog > 2011 > October > Importance of Tire Safety for Avoiding Atlanta Auto Accidents

When Georgia motorists hear the term "road safety," they tend to think of following the rules of the road, driving the speed limit, and not cutting other vehicles off. However, it also has to do with the care and maintenance of cars, trucks, and motorcycles.

When proper care isn't given to a vehicle's tires, blowouts can occur, leading to Atlanta auto accidents and injuries. This is why it is critical that the following things are done:

  • Maintaining proper tire pressure;
  • Checking tire pressure, even in the spare tire;
  • Inspecting tires frequently;
  • Rotating tires for proper tire wear;
  • Not driving on tires with too low of tread;
  • Not exceeding the manufacturer's maximum load limits;
  • Avoiding potholes or other hazardous objects in the road.

It is important to keep in mind that tires will lose air over time, which is why drivers should inspect tire pressure at least once a month. Additionally, when tire tread is worn down to 1/16 of an inch, tires should be replaced because they are not safe to drive on at that point.

All of these actions help protect tires, which in turn can help drivers avoid tire blowouts and Atlanta crashes. In addition, when tires are well maintained, cars have enhanced traction and can stop better.

If you have been injured in an Atlanta car accident due to a blown tire that you believe was caused by another driver's lack of maintenance, then please call an experienced Atlanta personal injury lawyer to find out your rights to compensation. Call The Kalka Law Group today!


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