Burnouts With Cars
To these drivers, it simply is not enough to customize their vehicle and race it at local tracks, instead wanting more out of their driving experience.
As a result, certain drivers may attempt stunts and tricks with their vehicles, testing the mechanical limits of their cars.
However, certain maneuvers, especially the burnout, may appear attractive in movies or on television shows, but are realistically dangerous to both the car and the driver.
A burnout is considered one the definitive car tricks in a driver's repertoire.
These stunts consist of a driver spinning up their wheels to the point of heating their tires intensely, causing smoke to be produced.
For the majority of drivers, the goal of a burnout is to create the immense noise and smoke clouds that are synonymous with this action.
On the other hand, these tricks are widely used among drag racers, as heating their tires is a tactic used to improve their speeds.
While they can seem like a simple, if not harmless, way to look impressive among car enthusiasts, burnouts can be extremely harmful to a motor vehicle.
Allowing the wheels to spin at high speeds while stationary can cause massive amounts of friction to wear down the quality of those wheels.
When the rubber burns, it can either wear down a tire and reduce traction in that way, or it can actually damage a tire to a level that will lead to the physical disintegration of the parts.
Although drivers may believe that they know their vehicles well enough to complete a burnout without threatening or harming others or themselves, this is not always the case.
If a burnout weakens a tire to the point of destroying the rubber, the actual effects may not become apparent until the driver is on the road.
At this point, the damage to the tire can become a significant safety hazard for all those in the area.
If you would like to find out more about how stunts and tricks can contribute to vehicle accidents, contact a car accident attorney.