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Hazard: Flat Tire

13298C Indiana
Friday, August 03, 2007
IN 13298C
Brown CHEVROLET  Truck
Evansville, Indiana


8/3/2007 11:10 - Left inside dual is flat and flapping as this vehicle drives.


Posted by max power on Friday, August 03, 2007

According to Mythbusters (source of all Truth), a tire fragment shot at just 40mph can practically decapitate another driver, including breaking through the car's window.

Posted by TimeRanger on Friday, August 03, 2007

I just wish that the Busters would have explored a more realistic scenario - firing that tire tread at the front of the car. In the scenario that they aired it would be almost impossible for a tread to hit the driver's side window in the real-world. Windshields are made from laminated glass, while the rest of the windows are tempered glass - BIG difference.

Posted by max power on Friday, August 03, 2007

That's a good point, and a reassuring one. I see a new show in the works: "Mythbuster-busters".

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