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NHTSA: Low tire pressure may increase risk of accidents

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a new study has been done on  underinflated tires and the increased risk of car accidents.

The study reviewed data from car accidents that occurred from 2005 to 2007 (before tire pressuring monitoring systems were placed in cars) and it was found that vehicles that had underinflated tires by more than 25 percent the recommended level, were three times more likely to be involved in a crash involving tire issues.

This is why safety officials are encouraging drivers to make sure that they check their tire pressure every month. Tire pressuring monitoring systems are a great way to notify drivers when the pressure is lowering, but it should not take place of monthly checks.

Click here to learn more about the dangers of tire blowouts.

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