It is important to know the signs of tire damage and wear, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. A recent study released by the NHTSA shows that low tire pressure is connected to an increased risk of car accidents.
Data was collected from car accidents that took place between 2005 and 2007, before automatic tire pressure systems were required in motor vehicles. This data showed that car accidents were three times more likely to occur if a vehicle’s tires were underinflated by more than 25 percent.
Although the tire pressure systems that are in newer car models are designed to alert a driver when his or her tire pressure is low, they are not meant to replace monthly manual tire pressure checks. The NHTSA recommends checking tire pressure each month to maintain accuracy and prevent accidents.
Please contact the car accident lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., by calling 877-327-2600 if you or someone you know has been injured in a car accident due to tire defects.