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NHTSA report: Underinflated tires increase accident risk

Officials from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association conducted research on underinflated tires and found that driving with worn or low tires can increase the risk of car crashes.

Researchers looked into car accident data starting from 2005 to 2007, before tire pressuring monitoring systems were required. They found that when tires were underinflated by more than 25 percent the recommended level, the chance an accident would occur from tire issues, increased by three times.

The study found that five percent of all cars tested, experienced tire problems before getting into an accident. When tire issues occur during adverse conditions, the increased risk of an accident occurring is even higher.

Tire defects are a serious issue, in order to learn more visit the NHTSA website today.

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