Perhaps one of the worst experiences when driving is when there is a sudden tire blowout. Regardless of driving speed, a tire blowout is a scary experience. Even worse, a tire blowout is generally a precursor to a serious accident because the driver suddenly loses control.
As a matter of fact the stats are depressing. Tire blowouts and flats are responsible for some 11,000 vehicle collisions and some 200 fatalities a year.
Thankful car manufacturers have wised up, and they are creating systems that will mitigate the impact of a sudden blowout.
With all the systems in place, one would think roads would be safer. But they are not. So here is a scientific approach to car crashes to help us avoid them.
Rental car companies usually offer car insurance as an upsell for people who come to them to rent a car. They call these CDW or Collision damage waivers. Legally speaking you are required to have insurance in case you get into an accident. Given that, you might as well get the insurance the rental car company offers.