There is a question that has baffled me ever since owning, driving, and maintaining a motor vehicle that I still cannot find satisfying answer for. During this time as a driver I have had 3 flat tires, not including the flat tire I got when driving the family van as my only mode of transportation. Not one of those flats have been because of a nail. However, recently the van got a flat tire from none other than a nail. What I don’t understand is where in the world did this nail come from? I am not terribly handy when it comes to fixing things but whenever I’ve used nails I always pick them up. I don’t know how many times I’ve dumped over a whole box or carton of nails all over the floor, car seat, porch, and even in the sink. It’s a pain to clean up but I haven’t just left them lying around.
Where is this group of careless carpenters that just leave nails in the street for unsuspecting drivers to run over? Is there a man, like the Johnny Appleseed of carpenters who walks around dropping nails all over North America? Maybe they have a quota for how many vehicles they are supposed to put out of commission every month due by their tires being punctured by a nail: cash bonus if one nail punctures two tires on the same vehicle. According to NHSTA.gov, “Puncture is the most common reason for a blowout.” so the carpenter’s technique is obviously working.
Maybe it isn’t some sort of diabolical scheme. Maybe it is just an accidental occurrence. That doesn’t change the fact that it’s highly inconvenient and seems to happen far to often. The dropping of nails on roads must stop.
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