Driver Attention to Proper Tire Pressure Lags

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Dri­ver sur­veys show drop in month­ly tire pres­sure checks from 70% last year to just over 50% this year. Intro­duc­tion of tire pres­sure mon­i­tor­ing sys­tems Sep 1, 2007 on new, light-duty vehi­cles may result in more com­pla­cen­cy even though these sys­tems are no sub­sti­tute for month­ly man­u­al checks.

Background
NHTSA action man­dat­ed by Trans­porta­tion Recall Enhance­ment Account­abil­i­ty Doc­u­men­ta­tion (TREAD) Act of 2000