Worn tires were the focus of a new study carried out by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. This study was based on crash data compiled between 2005 and 2007, and it determined that there is a connection between worn out tires with low pressure and car accidents.
Accidents happened three times as often for vehicles with underinflated tires, according to the study. Tires that qualified as “underinflated” were 25 percent below the recommended levels. Worn out tires could also affect the tread life and the handling of a vehicle.
The NHTSA advises the public to manually check their vehicles’ tire pressure each month. This quick check will allow vehicles to function at their best and can help prevent car accidents as well.
Tires can blow out if not properly maintained. If you have been injured in a car accident caused by a tire defect, please contact the auto accident lawyers of LaMarca & Landry, P.C., by calling 877-327-2600 today.