Tyre burst is one of the primary reasons behind the accidents in India and abroad. At a higher speed, gaining back the control of a vehicle with tyre burst is next to impossible
Tyre bursts can be extremely dangerous and can cause massive accidents too. In India, there have been many cases of accidents caused by tyre bursts at high speeds. Here is a video from Poland that shows a semi-trailer, which is a sizable truck losing control on the highway after a tyre burst.
The video is taken from the dashboard of Kia Ceed, which shows the semi-trailer coming right at the Kia Ceed. The video is quite scary. The dashboard video shows the truck coming right at the Ceed at high speed and hit the car from the front.
Reportedly, no one got seriously injured in the accident, which shows how the necessary level of safety in cars can help save lives during a crash. The emergency services used hydraulic cutters to open the roof of the crumpled Kia Ceed to take out the 22-year old woman driver. However, she did not receive any serious injuries.
Tyre bursts can happen due to various reasons, but many of us do not pay any heed to the conditions of the tyres. Maintaining the right pressure in the tyres is very important. If the pressure in the tyres is low, the walls of the tyres flex more, which can heat them up rapidly and cause them to burst. Overfilled tyres can burst due to the expansion of air due to the heat tyres generate when moving.
It should be noted that one should always keep an eye on the condition of the tyres. Any cut or bulges is a sign of bad health of the tyre. It is always a good idea to keep the minimum tread depth of 2mm, which is very important for the tyres to maintain the grip and dissipate water during the rainy seasons. Tyres are one of the most important safety aspects in a car, and one should never ever ignore it.