Recent rains shed light on importance of tire tread

Bryan Police Department
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 - 11:36am

Local law enforcement agencies want to remind you to check your tires for adequate tread, especially in light of recent rains. 

Much of Central Texas has received several inches of rain over the past few days. In rainy conditions, tire tread is important. Tires with little tread, or that are bald, make it harder to stop your vehicle, which could result in skidding.

One way, officials say you can check your tire tread, is to take a penny with Lincoln's head facing you. Place the penny upside down in between your tire treads. If you can see all of his head, then you have bald tires. It's best to replace your tires if they are bald as soon as possible.

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