Watch: Front Tire Blowout Causes Motorhome Crash
We hear all the time how quickly accidents can happen while on the road. Split-second decisions can change the outcome entirely — for better or for worse. This video out of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, from earlier this week illustrates just how fast everything can go wrong. A nearby driver with a dash cam was able to record this motorhome crash, caused by a failure in the front left tire. 69-year-old Royce Denmon of Kilgore, Texas, was driving the motorhome at the time. Thankfully, no one was seriously injured in the accident, even after the motorhome hit the cable barriers in the median and skid onto the other side of the interstate. You can read more about the accident here. We clearly see what can happen when a tire fails — and, in an instant, the driver can lose control. As frightening as it is, incidents like these do serve as important reminders to those driving motorhomes.
Ask yourself: How would I react in that situation?
Knowing the proper response to a sudden blowout can save your life and the lives of others. We have to go against our instincts, which tell us to slam on the brakes and jerk the wheel to counter steer. For vehicles big and small, this causes a loss of control and tipping over. This can cause smaller vehicles to roll. Many (but not all) blowouts can be prevented by maintaining proper tire pressure. It’s important for drivers to take every precaution available to prevent and manage tire failure. Besides knowing how to physically react, what else can motorhome drivers do?
Rely on the security of Safe-T-Plus.
Safe-T-Plus Steering Control is designed to give drivers stability, security and peace of mind while on the road. In the case of blowouts and tire failure, Safe-T-Plus prevents the sudden dive towards the side of the blown tire. This allows drivers to remain in control and prevents the need to counter-steer so that the vehicle can come to a smooth, safe stop. Ultimately, Safe-T-Plus protects the driver and other motorists in the road during a life-threatening situation. No matter what the road throws at you, Safe-T-Plus keeps your vehicle stable and puts control back in your hands. Remember: take every advantage out there to ensure your safety and the safety of others when behind the wheel! Learn more about Safe-T-Plus Steering Control here.