My son Jack is learning how to drive and we are in the process of teaching him the rules of the road. The one point I try to emphasize more than most is expect the unexpected. There are things you can prepare for by making sure your car and tires are in good shape. You can always check the gas gauge and the oil too.

I don't know how you prepare yourself for a wheel falling off at highway speed. Fortunately no one was injured in this incident, however I would be willing to bet more than a few people needed a change of under pants.