An interview with Chris Patil, a Boston-based biologist and scientific writer who wants to go to Mars.
High Speeds And Hot Temperatures Lead To Tire Blowouts
"We see the number of tire failures increase during the hottest months of the year,” Donati said. “So, last summer alone, that was the summer of 2012, AAA responded to 30,000 calls for tire failure alone."
Donati said flying tire shreds cause one fatality every year and many other injuries.