By casper on Dec 10, 2004
Sometimes completely unexpected events take place such as this little mishap with our car; modern MPVs are pretty forgiving and you might not immediately notice that you've got a flat, especially not if the driver hasn't driven the particular vehicle for a while, you have the fans blowing and are playing music at the same time. Until you hit the highway, that is. So, what happened next? A lot of noise and a rather poignant smell of burning rubber before we even hit 50 or 60 and in the few seconds we figured out that we had to pull over, the tire give way ; it had half left the rim before we came to a full stop on the hard shoulder. And here's what's left of it:
With cars zooming past at 120kmph(75mph) on a fairly narrow stretch of highway on a cold dark night with wife and kids in the car, you feel like someone has just painted a target sign on you and you anxiously wait until the help arrives. And they did, within 5 or 10 minutes.