With temperatures in the nineties, you may be at risk for an Atlanta tire blowout accident.  Tire blowouts increase during the hot summer months and the U.S. Department of transportation has issued a warning to drivers to check their tires.
 
The D.O.T. kicked off National Tire Safety Week with a consumer advisory urging all drivers to inspect their tires for signs of tread wear and damage and for proper inflation before driving in summer weather.
 
National Tire Safety Week is June 5-11.  Although worn tires pose a danger any time of year, vacation driving on hot roads can put added stress on tires and make a tire blowout accident more likely.  Older tires are very susceptible to heat stress, especially if they are not properly inflated.  To avoid accidents, check your tire pressure before long trips and inspect your tires periodically. For more tire safety tips, read Atlanta car wreck attorney Shane Smith's article, "Preventing Atlanta Car Accidents Caused by Bad Tires".
 
From 2005 to 2009, nearly 3,400 people died in tire-related accidents.  About 116,000 people were injured. If you are a victim of a tire-related accident and would like to discuss your legal rights, contact Shane Smith at 770-HURT-999.
Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia
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