Additionally, Michelin said Josh Weaver, from Black's Tire & Auto Service, a local Raleigh Michelin tire dealership, gave a presentation to the group describing real life examples of tires recently taken off vehicles. Some of the reasons for needing new tires, according to the dealership, included irregular/uneven treadwear, curb scrub damage, sever impact in the tread, severe shoulder wear due to underinflation and more.
Later this year, ADTSEA and Michelin will continue the initiative with a workshop in Miami this fall, followed by an event in Long Beach, Calif., in early 2016.
As part of the ADTSEA tire-safety module, Michelin said it also will roll out new tire safety and maintenance videos on YouTube that discuss how to properly check tire pressure, measure tread depth and install new tires.
“Equipping new drivers with life-saving skills, information and training is our mission. Together with Michelin, we are directly addressing the issue of tire safety as an important focus for new drivers,” said Allen Robinson, CEO of ADTSEA.
“Thanks to our association with Michelin, hundreds of driving instructors will leave Raleigh equipped with a new understanding and new resources to train young drivers nationwide in the years ahead.”
To access educational resources, including Michelin's new tire safety and maintenance video, click here.