PRACTICING VEHICLE SAFETY
Proper Vehicle Use to Prevent Wildfire
Motorists are responsible for many of the wildfires sparked along our roadways. Nearly all these fire starts could be prevented by following these safety rules:
Practice safe towing. Dragging chains throws sparks. Use appropriate safety pins and hitch ball to secure chains.
No Dragging Parts
Make sure your vehicle is properly maintained, with nothing dragging on the ground.
Check Tire Pressure
Maintain proper tire pressure. Driving on exposed wheel rims will throw sparks.
Carry a fire extinguisher in your vehicle and learn how to use it.
Don’t drive your vehicle onto dry grass or brush. hot exhaust pipes and mufflers can start fires that you won’t even see—until it’s too late!
Properly Maintain Brakes
Brakes worn too thin may cause metal to metal contact, which can cause a spark.