"A lot of people don't think having a flat tire is an emergency, but
'indeed it is,'"That is a funny line, given that for
many many years their do-not-call-911 advertisements say that traffic problems
including debris in the road; cars on the side of the road (including for blown
out tires); and especially not for accidents unless there is an injury.
Otherwise they were telling people to just call the regular dispatch line
(despite both lines being answered by the same people).So, which is
it? Is a person suppose to call 911 for a blown out tire or not? Or, are they
supposed to call the non-emergency police dispatch?---For me, I would try to navigate my car off the freeway completely; and then
find a place to change my own tire.Thankfully I haven't had a
blown tire with my current car (even though now it is older) than my previous
car which would have tires go out very very often. My first car I literally
changed or repaired as many tires (minus two) as I changed the oil (which I did
every 5,000 miles); it would just eat through tires like nothing else. Yes, in
127,000 miles I repaired or replaced 23 tires; before the car completely died
(way before it should have).
Every time I see the incident management vehicles, I want to stop and buy them
dinner or something. It's just awesome that they're out there to
help.I feel the same way about the UHP, but that feeling comes after
I check my speed. :)
Very helpful information. I had no idea.
Drivers in Utah don’t let others over when they signal to change lanes. So