Yearly estimates back up that statement. On average:
- Drivers in the United States put more than 2,969 billion miles on their tires,
- There are nearly 11,000 tire-related crashes, and
- Almost 200 people will die in those crashes.
Many of these crashes can be prevented through proper tire maintenance—including tire inflation and rotation—and understanding tire labels, tire aging, and recalls and complaints.
Because safety is our top priority, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Department of Transportation want to make sure you have the tools to avoid being in one of those 11,000 crashes. TireWise is your resource to help you make smart decisions to keep you and your family safe, whether you’re in the market to buy new tires or want to extend the life and safety of the ones on your car or truck.
TireWise is also a resource for tire manufacturers, sellers and other partners to provide essential information to consumers for choosing and caring for their tires.
Source: NHTSA, “Be Tire Wise” http://www.safercar.gov website. Accessed August 5, 2014. http://www.safercar.gov/tires/index.html
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