tire safety locksA retired 65-year-old businessman set his mind on trying to invent something useful. He did just that after a “Eureka” moment on the highway inspired a solution to the problem of deadly runaway truck tires.

“What he came up with was the Zafety Lug Lock,” reports Macleans in Canada. “A small piece of plastic links two bolts on a truck’s wheels, effectively freezing them in place.”

Four years later, nearly one million of Jaime Hogge’s two-dollar plastic locks are on the road.

This year, the Zafety Lug Lock won Canada’s most prestigious innovation award, the Ernest C. Manning Innovation Award.

(READ the story, w/ Jamie’s photo, at Macleans)

Thanks to Craig Withers for submitting the link!

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