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How Can President Lincoln Help You Prevent Driving-Related Accidents?

If you’ve been following Texas Mutual’s Give Safety a Hand campaign, you know the majority of traffic accidents involve distracted drivers, tired drivers, speeding and people not wearing seat belts.

It’s important to have a fleet safety program to address these core issues, but properly maintaining the vehicles your employees drive on the job is just as important.

In the summer, for example, tire blowouts are more common because high temperatures and hot roads contribute to tire breakdown, under-inflation and failure. In fact, there are nearly 11,000 tire-related crashes each year, and almost 200 people die in those crashes, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

If you maintain your vehicles properly, including your tires, you can help your employees get from Point A to Point B safely:

If your vehicle has a blowout, the NHTSA recommends you follow these tips:

Place a penny in the tread with Lincoln’s head upside-down and facing you. If you can see the top of Lincoln’s head, it's time for new tires.