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What to do in case of a steer tyre blowout

Sam Dowler has released a video talking about what to do when a steer tyre blows out.
Sam Dowler has released a video talking about what to do when a steer tyre blows out. Contributed

AFTER nearly being "wiped out” by a truck that blew a steer tyre, Sam Dowler wants every truckie to know what procedure to follow to stay safe on the road.

You may remember reading about The Modern Day Trucker in Big Rigs last July, well Sam is the man behind the Facebook page and has released an educational video explaining what to do if you have a steer tyre blowout. See the video below.

He made the video which runs for a couple minutes to help fellow drivers stay safe on the road.

Dowler said it's something everyone who drives a truck needs to know.

"It could save your life, it could save the oncoming person's life,” he said.

Dowler said he had blown two steer tyres himself and didn't want anyone to be killed because they didn't know the procedure when he could easily share it.

"Overwhelmingly it's had a lot of positive feedback with a lot of drivers not having even considered the possibility or the result,” he wrote to us.

"I've done a few searches on YouTube and Google and there is some written down on some sites but not too many useful videos - only those losing control after a steer tyre blowout with not much explanation.”

"Just trying to help spread the safety side procedure. Cheers Sam MDT.”

Big Rigs

Topics:  transport trucks


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