Never underestimate the destructive power of an inanimate object in the roadway. A shredded tire--or any large debris--poses significant risks to you and your vehicle.
“Road debris can be damaging to vehicles, especially if it’s kicked up by someone else and becomes airborne,” said Noel Houze, the national secretary for the American Association of State Troopers. “Also, how people react to objects in the roadway can be dangerous.”
Houze suggests maintaining a safe following distance of several car lengths to stay on the lookout for road debris.