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Study shows worn tires may increase crash risk

A new study done by the NHTSA has now reinforced the idea that  worn or tires that are not inflated enough, can actually increase the risk of an accident.

The study looked into car accident data from 2005 to 2007 and found that tires that are underinflated by more than 25 percent the recommended inflation level were three times more like to be involved in an accident due to tire pressure than cars that had tires with the correct amount of inflation. Officials have stated that tire maintenance should be done once a month in order to ensure that your tires are operating at a safe level.

The study found that nearly five percent of all cars experienced some type of tire issue just before an accident occurred. When tire issues are combined with other adverse conditions, such as bad weather, the risk an accident will occur increases even more.

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