Hard impacts against curbs (or traffic islands) are dangerous and may cause hidden tire damage which is not noticeable until later. Such damage can result in accidents at high speeds causing severe personal injury. Depending on the force of impact, the edge of the rim can also be damaged.
f If you are in doubt, have the wheel checked by an expert, particularly if you suspect damage on the inside.
f If you must drive over a curb or other obstacle, drive slowly and at an obtuse angle. Exercise care when parking along curbs.
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