Driving on the road comes its inherent challenges and dangers. Whether these risks are caused by other drivers, road conditions, the weather or the vehicle we are driving, road safety and constant alertness are priority for all drivers. Despite it not being a regular occurrence, every driver has to be prepared to use a spare tire. If this happens to you then an anxious ride to the repair store is awaiting you.
The spare tire is designed to take us to the nearest repair shop so that it can be inspected properly and if possible and preferable, replaced with a proper tire. Driving for long distances on a spare tire can potentially cause damage to the car and create very dangerous situations on the road. Most spares cannot be driven over 50 miles per hour and shouldn’t be driven for more than 70 miles. They also have less traction than regular tires. These limitations can cause dangerous situations, especially because the designated speed limit will often be much higher than the recommended speeds for the spare tire.
This is where an innovative new creation from Bird Dog Drivers Drivers Prepared comes in. It is a reusable magnet that allows drivers to feel more secure and confident while driving under these stressful conditions. At the same time, it informs other drivers of your car’s restrictions. The approximately 7″ x 7″ magnet is designed to be highly reflective so that it is visible to other drivers from all angles, and its magnetic strength will ensure that no matter the weather or road condition, it will stay adhered to your vehicle. It has been tested to stay in place at speeds over 60 mph. The magnet can be removed and reattached onto any of your other vehicles and comes with a handy instruction sheet on how to change a tire. The packaging is reusable to keep the magnet in good condition while it is being stored in your vehicle.
This project is currently looking for supporters through Kickstarter. The inventor, Michael Malin is the CEO of Bird Dog Drivers Prepared. This patent pending (in USA and Canada) magnet is a must-have accessory for every vehicle and by supporting this project, you’ll help improve road safety for all. Check out the Kickstarter here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/birddogsafety/caution-spare-tire-in-use-safety-magnet
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