pp01_Handling Blowouts

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Handling Tire Blowouts
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
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Objectives
Learn how to handle blowouts
Learn how to prevent blowouts
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Today’s Situation
Blowouts cause accidents
High speed driving
Tire safety ignornce
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Do’s and Don’ts of Blowouts
Don’t over react
Do slow down gradually
◦ Don’t slam on brakes
◦ Don’t rapidly take foot off accelerator
◦ Do ease off gas gradually
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More Do’s and Don’ts
Do steer with small, smooth movements
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Do keep a firm grip on steering wheel
Do keep vehilce in middle of lane
Do pull over to side of road
Don’t pull over until vehicle has slowed down
Don’t apply brakes until on shoulder
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Tire Safety = Prevention
Pressure
Alignment
Rotation
Tread
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Pressure
Check monthly for under-inflation
Fill to manufatcurer’s recommendation
Fill when tires cool
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Alignment
Misalgnment causes uneven and rapid tread wear
Pulling or vibration
Correct by tire dealer
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Rotation
Pattern
◦ Follow manufacturer's
guidelines
Fix alinment and balance first
Every 6,000 miles
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Tread
Worn treads cause skidding and hydroplaning
Minmum tread 1/16 inch
Wear bars visible
Penny test
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