You Don’t Have to Panic When Your Tyre Fails…Duncan Mighty Advices
Following the various road accidents that have occurred recently especially the one which claimed the life of Minister of State for Labour, James Ocholi, as a result of a burst tyre, along Kaduna-Abuja highway on Sunday, Port Harcourt base singer, Duncan Mighty, seems to have some good tips on how to manage such situation.
The singer pointer that there are lots of untrained drivers today who claim to be good on the wheels but it should be understood that as a good driver, the fellow needs to summon courage in times of trouble on the road.
According to him, he is familiar with some ways in which one can escape such having had decades of such experience as he shares his ideas.
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) Gradually 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 steering 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.