WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU HAVE A TYRE BLOWOUT

kymnjoro

Village Elder
#1
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There are 6 simple steps to take within a maximum of 2 minutes and you will be safe, these by the grace of God I have been familiar with for decades. They are as follow:

(1) DON'T PANIC in the event of a blowout, calm yourself down fast because your car will start misbehaving and you need to take charge.

(2) Hold FIRMLY to your steering wheel with both hand, NO VIGOROUS TURNING, as you concentrate on the road and your mirrors, in seconds study the movement pattern of the car. Your car will naturally swerve to the direction of the burst tyre.

(3) Take off your foot from the accelerator, DON'T EVER ATTEMPT TO PRESS THE BRAKES, IF YOU DO, YOU HAVE A 95% CHANCE OF A SOMERSAULT. The car will decelerate gradually while you concentrate on the road to avoid collision with any other road user.

(4) Disengage the gears of the car by shifting to neutral (N) as you still maintain a firm grip on the sheering wheel and put your eyes on the road.

(5) After a while depending on your initial speed, your car come to a speed less than 60km/h when it is now safe to GRADUALLY apply the brakes and navigate to the side walk

(6) Ultimately, it is now safe to put the car to a complete stop and turn off the engine. You have just saved yourself and passengers from untimely death.

NOTE:
Of course, everyone in the car will be in a panic mode BUT this is NOT THE TIME TO LISTEN TO THEM, it is TIME TO CONCENTRATE.
 

The gunner

Village Elder
#9
Actually if you are on the highway doing over eighty you can drive on as long for any distance you wish as you do not reduce speed
TRUE
MY OLD MAN USED TO DRIVE TOUR VAN BACK IN EARLY 2000s BUT USED TO CUT CONERS AKINUNUA TYRES ZA MKAMBA. AT CERTAIN SPEEDS DURING A DECLINE LIKE AKO SOO LAZIMA MOJA INGE BURST THEN KILA MTU IS SHOUTING YEYE AME RELAX HADI TUFIKE CHINI YA MTEREMKO NDIO ASIMAMISHE GARI KANDO.
JUST HOLD ON THE STEERING STRONGLY KWA HIGWAY AND WAIT FOR FINALITY.
 

kasaman

Village Elder
#11
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There are 6 simple steps to take within a maximum of 2 minutes and you will be safe, these by the grace of God I have been familiar with for decades. They are as follow:

(1) DON'T PANIC in the event of a blowout, calm yourself down fast because your car will start misbehaving and you need to take charge.

(2) Hold FIRMLY to your steering wheel with both hand, NO VIGOROUS TURNING, as you concentrate on the road and your mirrors, in seconds study the movement pattern of the car. Your car will naturally swerve to the direction of the burst tyre.

(3) Take off your foot from the accelerator, DON'T EVER ATTEMPT TO PRESS THE BRAKES, IF YOU DO, YOU HAVE A 95% CHANCE OF A SOMERSAULT. The car will decelerate gradually while you concentrate on the road to avoid collision with any other road user.

(4) Disengage the gears of the car by shifting to neutral (N) as you still maintain a firm grip on the sheering wheel and put your eyes on the road.

(5) After a while depending on your initial speed, your car come to a speed less than 60km/h when it is now safe to GRADUALLY apply the brakes and navigate to the side walk

(6) Ultimately, it is now safe to put the car to a complete stop and turn off the engine. You have just saved yourself and passengers from untimely death.

NOTE:
Of course, everyone in the car will be in a panic mode BUT this is NOT THE TIME TO LISTEN TO THEM, it is TIME TO CONCENTRATE.
Very correct ! Remember, a a vehicle has only ONE DRIVER AND IT'S YOU,NEVER PANIC !
 

Mankind

Village Elder
#13
I had a tyre burst while driving at almost 100kph on Nakuru Nairobi highway.
Holding firmly to the steering wheel and not pressing the brakes is what saved me.
Ofcourse youll panic and most likely won't recall the other 'simple' steps!!
 
#14
Touching brake pedal is conditioned reflex and there is nothing you can do about it. Hiyo vitu ingine labda uweke camera kwa wheels zote uonange zikiburst. saa ya kujua nini imeendelea hakuna. hizi ni zile manual za facebook.
If you are naturally calm the better. If you normally panic with car incidents you are just unlucky. If you are speeding too bad.
 

Ka-Buda

Village Elder
#15
Not panicking comes with Experience.
A loud unexpected bang for an experienced driver at 100miles per hour shouldn't cause your leg to hit the breaks.
The natural reflex will be more of tighter handle on steering wheel, skiza where the imbalance is coming from before slowly coming off the accelerator....etc etc...

Hitting the breaks is normally a reaction to obstructions and what other stupid drivers are doing, Not what is happening in your vehicle.
 

peterj1

Village Elder
#17
1. buy good quality tyres
2. before any trip, visually inspect your tyres
3. hii maneno ya kuweka tube wacha kabisa, you will most likely have a blowout if your tyre has a tube. tubeless tyres deflate slowly giving you time to react to the situation at hand
4. steering controls the front wheels, never compromise on quality of front tyres
 
#19
1. Years ago nikiwa ***i bado, my Dad & I were travelling back to Nrb in his Peugeot 404 pickup. Kufika hapo junction ya Lanet the front right brakes zikalock suddenly and the car pivot violently onto the opposite lane hadi ikaface direction ya kurudi Naks town...Thankfully hakuwa na oncoming traffic plus the quick reactions of a man in his prime saved the day!!
2. Few years later sasa tukienda Western sasa kwa 504 Estate hapo tu kwa hio junctn akapiga pothole hadi gear mounting ikasink slighlty below its interior floor mounting...Siku hizi akifika hapo speed inashuka hadi thate-fae because Nyasaye wuora, kanyo lich !!
 

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