Knowing how to change a flat tire is an essential skill that all drivers should know. Whether it’s due to a nail, glass, or blowout, experiencing a flat tire is something that almost everyone will deal with it at least once in their life. But there’s a big difference between being able to pull over into a parking lot and change your flat tire and having to do it on the side of a busy highway or interstate.
People who change flat tires or work on their vehicles on the side of major expressways face significant dangers. All it takes is a distracted driver allowing their vehicle to drift a few feet towards the shoulder or side of the road to seriously injure or even kill you. And these types of injuries and deaths are distressingly common.
Although Tennessee’s “Move Over” law now extends to all stopped vehicles with flashing lights, it’s not a law you can always count on. Many drivers still don’t observe it, and that means people who get out of their vehicles on the side of highways and interstates are at the mercy of people driving just a few feet away for them at speeds of well over 70 MPH.
Don’t risk it! Call a tow truck if you have a flat tire or experience vehicle troubles. You may pay a little more upfront for the tow, but it can save your life. Contact the Nashville auto accident lawyers at Ponce Law today for a free consultation after any crash that wasn’t your fault—we want to help you get full compensation.