NHTSA: Tires Can be Hazardous to Your Health

The Detroit Bureau - May 15, 2012

A gov­ern­ment study, based on crash data cov­er­ing a three-year peri­od from 2005 to 2007, prompt­ed the warn­ing that “tire prob­lems are inher­ent­ly haz­ardous to vehi­cle safe­ty.” Specif­i­cal­ly, under­in­flat­ed tires pose an espe­cial­ly high risk of caus­ing a prob­lem, says the agency. Recent laws man­dat­ed all vehi­cles be equipped with tire-pres­sure mon­i­tor­ing sys­tems (TPMS) but false alerts have caused motorists to ignore the warn­ing. Bot­tom line: check those tires!

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