Ed-vise Episode 54

A first time back in the office GOOD MORNING!!! to you all! Yup, been a couple years but I am standing at my workstation at the company office! Bit weird as I have forgotten some of my “usual” office routine.

What Would You Do Wednesday Ed-vise today. Cause it’s WEDNESDAY! And I do love WEDNESDAYS!

Recently, in Texas (God bless Texas), a truck had a tire blow out and ended up smashing into a van carrying a golf team. Nine people ended up killed.

The tire that blew out was in need of repair.

Simple scenario: you need to change the tire on your vehicle and put on the spare. No tow truck available; no services. What Would You Do?

Do you know how to change a tire on a car or truck? Many will scoff at such a question. In particular those of us who know how. Still, MANY in this nation and around the world DO NOT. Nor do they know how to check the tread on the tire to see if it needs repair.

Next question is do you know how to handle a front tire blow out? Very few do. VERY FEW! Why? Because you cannot really, physically, train it. Hollywood stunt folks probably know how. I had a rear tire blow out and a front tire go flat. Never a blow out on the front tire.

I do know that if the tire blows out on the front, the vehicle will pull and vibrate, almost immediately, to that side. You have seconds (or less) to react. AND…guess what? Your FIRST reaction is probably WRONG!

Your first reaction would probably be to hit the brakes. WRONG! I KNOW…RIGHT?!?!

If you brake you lose your ability to control the vehicle. It causes the wheels to lock up.

Instead, try to maintain your speed until you gain control. Then, decelerate by removing your foot from the gas. But, be gentle with that because sometimes, this action can act like braking. Then, pull to the side of the road, put the emergency flashers on and get ready to change a tire OR call a tow. You might need it.

I’m just saying

That’s it for today. Take care of yourselves. Check in on each other and remember a tree in spring feels…RE-LEAVED! Get it? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAA


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