Recent News of Bay Area Traffic Fatality Highlights the Danger of Tire Blowouts, Says Ride-On

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A fatal big-rig crash caused by a tire-blowout underscores the need for proactive fleet safety measures, reminds Ride-On.

Ride-On Tire Sealant can prevent blowouts and flats with automatic puncture repair.

...while we don’t know exactly when an effective blow-out prevention product might stop another terrible accident like this, it is always better to be safe.

On May 19th, the driver of a big-rig on California Highway 242 was killed in a wreck that shut down both lanes of the highway for some time. As reported by a May 20th article by the San Jose Mercury News, a tire blowout was at-fault for the crash. According to tire sealant company Ride-On, “While some may assume that tire blowouts are an unavoidable danger of driving trucks and other vehicles, fleet managers across the country are realizing that tire sealant products like Ride-On can save more than just money.” Whatever one’s motivation for using Ride-On’s orange tire sealant, it is shown to be “one of the most effective and proactive tools at saving individuals from the many burdens of tire blowouts.” The company explains its advantages both in terms of economy and safety:

  • “It Saves Money” – “What truly makes using a product like Ride-On tire balancer and sealer a no-brainer is the fact that the money it can save vehicle fleets in downtime and tire replacement costs can pay for itself many times over.” Fleet managers of everything from municipal vehicles to big rig fleets install Ride-On on their vehicles to help keep their team on the road, to make sure the job gets done on time.
  • “And it Can Save Lives” – “More important than saving money, blow-out prevention devices like Ride-On can prevent crashes that may cause serious injuries.” Especially on heavy machinery like the big rig involved in the tragic 242 crash, a tire blowout can cause catastrophic damage by taking the vehicle completely out of the driver’s control. Blowouts can also be extremely hazardous on smaller vehicles like motorcycles that can easily lose their balance and lose the momentum battle with nearly anything it might crash into. “While some people wrongly assume that the only thing a blowout can cause is a time delay, it can be deadly if it occurs under the wrong circumstances.”

Ride-On is available for a wide-variety of vehicle types, from bikes to big rigs, to ensure that every driver on the road has access to a tire sealant that can stop blowouts and extend the life of a tire. In addition to preventing blowouts, Ride-On is designed to “hydrodynamically balance tires and eliminate tire porosity, preventing flats that many people would in the past consider inevitable.”

“You never know when a blowout may strike, and while we also don’t know exactly when an effective blow-out prevention product might stop another terrible accident like this, it is always better to be safe.” Ride-On’s active puncture repair abilities can immediately fill punctures up to a quarter inch in size. Anyone interested in equipping anything from one to an entire fleet of vehicles with Ride-On can find out more information about their extensive line of products at They can also call (888)-3-RIDE-ON today to speak to a representative.

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