Connecticut Auto Accidents: Don’t Tread Lightly
Worn down tire treads can pose a real threat to motorists, those they share the road with, and could even cause Connecticut auto accidents. AAA recommends that drivers not travel on light treads because motorists could easily lose control of their vehicle. To avoid your treads being the cause of an auto accident, follow these safety tips.
- Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles says that if your tires are below 2/32 inch of tread, your tires are too bald and it is time to replace them. Driving on worn tires at highway speeds on wet pavement increase your average stopping distance by 43%, compared to new tires. Examine your treads.
- Connecticut gas stations with installed air pressure units are required by law to offer free air – even if they have signs indicating payment. Ask the attendant to turn on the air unit for you when you need air. Make sure your tires are filled to the pressure level as indicated by the manufacturer.
- Rotate tires according to the manufacturer’s suggestions. This prevents uneven wear on tires.
- Check your tire pressure regularly.
If you or your loved one was in a Connecticut auto accident, experienced attorneys at McEnery Price Messey & Sullivan might be able to help with your case. Contact our firm to discuss your options.