Safety First

Monday, June 14, 2010 by Ethan Burns
Parents always ask me, "What tire is the safest? Michelin, Goodyear, or some other brand?" That depends on what you’re going to do with it. But there are no safe tires, only safe drivers. You could equip your car with the stickiest racing slicks known to NASCAR, but sometimes, those guys still end up on their roof!

So please make "safe" your responsibility as a licensed driver.

On a lighter note, I'll be vacationing in Ontario this summer and I'll be driving. The American love affair with the automobile is alive and well.  Until then, I'll leave you with these quips to lighten up your tire research.

“The one thing that unites all human beings, regardless of age, gender, religion, economic status or ethnic background, is that, deep down inside, we ALL believe that we are above average drivers.”  -- Dave Barry

“The best car safety device is a rear-view mirror with a cop in it.”  -- Dudley Moore

“Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves.” -- Albert Einstein

“I feel safer on a racetrack than I do on Houston's freeways.” -- AJ Foyt

“The shortest distance between two points is likely under construction.”  -- Author Unknown

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