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Worn, underinflated tires increase risk of car accident

A new study done by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has reinforced an idea  advocated by Consumer Reports that discusses the affect that a worn tires can have on causing car accidents.

The study analyzed accident data from 2005 to 2007, before pressuring systems were installed into cars, in order to determine the affects of worn tires. The study found that when tires were 25 percent lower than the recommended inflation levels, the risk of accidents occuring increased three fold compared to cars that has proper inflation levels.

A analysis of tire pressuring monitoring systems in 2009, found that 57 percent of people who had this system in their car had tires inflated at the proper amount. When tire defects are paired with other adverse conditions, the chance of an accident occurring increases even more.

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