I have recently attended the launch of a new Continental tyre and the presenter made the effort to also provide info on run flat tyres. I could not help but be impressed with the run flat tyre technology and how this could help making us safer on the roads.
We added a new section on the Arrive Alive website about Run Flat Tyre technology and Road Safety. I would like to quote from this section:
“Run flat tyre technology has been developed as a solution to overcome the danger of a tyre deflating while you’re driving or changing a tyre next to the road. Run flat tyre technology does away with concerns about flat tyres and the added dangers of fast moving traffic, poor visibility, bad weather or criminal activity on the roads. The run flat tyre enables safe driving from the point when a puncture occurs until the driver can drive the vehicle to a safe location.
What are the benefits of Run Flat tyres?
The benefits of run flat tyres could be summarized as follows:
•Safety and reduced risk of accident – blowouts and tyre deflation can be serious driving risks for drivers.
•Safer handling – the run flat tyre protects the car and maintains handling on the road.
•Reduced danger and stress in the event of a flat tyre.
•Safety from criminal element on the roads – no need to stop in areas of risk/dangerous crime areas.
•Increased customer safety for night driving or women driving alone.
•Convenience – it is not necessary to stop immediately to change a tyre and the journey can be continued.
•Insurance benefit – using run flat tyres can decrease insurance premiums, as insurance companies want to provide an incentive for customers to increase safety.
•Increased luggage space – the absence of the spare tyre means more luggage space so the driver could use the additional room for other purposes.
•Increased space could contribute to improved integration of alternative power in future generations of automobiles.
•The absence of a spare wheel contributes to lower vehicle weight which will in turn reduce fuel consumption, reduce harmful exhaust emissions, improve performance, handling and braking characteristics.
•Tyre pressure monitoring devices warn the driver of a tyre pressure loss.
These benefits are especially important in those countries where criminals tend to prey on people in distress. It will add peace of mind to know that your loved ones do not have to stop at a dangerous location to change a tyre!
View the Arrive Alive website for more info on Run Flat Tyres and Road Safety!