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Old 05-28-2014, 06:08 PM   #1
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What to do if your tire blows out (Video)

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It's always good to show this one again. Thanks.
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Old 05-28-2014, 06:15 PM   #3
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I show the paramedics a similar video from Michelin for trucks at our quarterly staff meetings. Since we have medium duty trucks there is a lot of potential danger if there is a tire blow out on one of our rigs.
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wow always step on the gas no matter what you are doing? So if I'm going around a very sharp corner braking hard to maintain my lane I should floor it even if it causes me to miss the corner and go into the other lane of traffic or worse off the road, that is always the answer??? I think there is a flaw or 2 in their way of thinking, I would say this would be the answer is some situations but not all.
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wow always step on the gas no matter what you are doing? So if I'm going around a very sharp corner braking hard to maintain my lane I should floor it even if it causes me to miss the corner and go into the other lane of traffic or worse off the road, that is always the answer??? I think there is a flaw or 2 in their way of thinking, I would say this would be the answer is some situations but not all.
For one thing you should not be braking while into the corner. The braking occurs prior to the corner and you maintain or slightly accelerate while in the corner.
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I'm thinking this video should be a sticky.
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you shouldn't be braking while in the corner??? In a perfect world maybe you know how sharp every corner is before you enter it. I've found in the real world that is not always so. Stating that this is the correct maneuver for every situation is silly. Say you have a right front blowout going across a narrow bridge and by the time you react you are headed into the side of the bridge, I should floor it and guarantee that I plow into it?


I have had a few flats while driving cars and trucks and never once have I pushed harder on the accelerator let alone pushed it to the floor. Seems I survived everyone by gently letting off the accelerator while adjusting steering to the pull and slowly braking to a stop. Not much different than if you start to slide while driving on ice or snow, except in the snow you don't touch the brake until you have the slide under control.
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you shouldn't be braking while in the corner??? In a perfect world maybe you know how sharp every corner is before you enter it. I've found in the real world that is not always so. Stating that this is the correct maneuver for every situation is silly. Say you have a right front blowout going across a narrow bridge and by the time you react you are headed into the side of the bridge, I should floor it and guarantee that I plow into it?


I have had a few flats while driving cars and trucks and never once have I pushed harder on the accelerator let alone pushed it to the floor. Seems I survived everyone by gently letting off the accelerator while adjusting steering to the pull and slowly braking to a stop. Not much different than if you start to slide while driving on ice or snow, except in the snow you don't touch the brake until you have the slide under control.
If the corner is blind there are pretty much on every occasion a sign stating the corner speed. But I guess if you enter a corner to fast, a tire blows out at the exact same time, and Chuck Norris is hiding in that corner and about to perform a perfect round house on your Motorhome then yes, your screwed.

What I would recommended is you write a letter or email to Michelin tire and tell them that they are wrong and what they need to do. Or you can submit your own video to Michelin on the proper driving techniques. BTW, I have done some SCCA racing and I always braked for the entry and accelerated through the corner. If I entered to fast I did not use the brakes as this would have cause serious issues as pushing to the outside of the track. I would hold my line as best as I could while accelerating and did pretty good.
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Will do, I do some lawn mower racing in the summer and will get out my mow pro and shoot a video off to Michelin so they can realize where they have got it wrong. I've found in mower racing if you enter a corner too fast you just drop the blade a notch or two and it will slow you down
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