Could Your Tires Be Putting You at Risk for a Cape Coral Car Accident?

by Carmen Dellutri on June 6, 2012

Naples car accident lawyerA new government study suggests that underinflated and worn tires cause countless Cape Coral car accidents every year. The National Highway and Transportation Safety Administration study found that as many as one in 20 crashes could be linked to faulty tires.

The report found that underinflated tires pose the highest risk. In fact, tires underinflated by more than 25 percent are three times more likely to be involved in a crash than vehicles with proper inflation.

Researchers highlighted that tire problems can also compound other accident risk factors such as bad weather and inexperienced drivers. In addition, worn or underinflated tires can also make it more difficult for a driver to maintain control in emergency situations, such as swerving to avoid an obstacle in the road.

To help make sure your tires aren’t putting you at risk, we would like to share the NHTSA’s tire safety checklist:

  • Check tire pressure regularly (at least once a month), including the spare.
  • Inspect tires for uneven wear patterns on the tread, cracks, foreign objects, or other signs of wear or trauma. Remove bits of glass and other foreign objects wedged in the tread.
  • Make sure your tire valves have valve caps.
  • Do not overload your vehicle. Check the tire information placard or owner’s manual for the maximum recommended load for the vehicle.
  • If you are towing a trailer, remember that some of the weight of the loaded trailer is transferred to the towing vehicle.

Source: MSNBC

The Dellutri Law Group is focused on making bad situations better and putting lives back together. If you or someone you love has been seriously injured in a Cape Coral accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation.

To learn more about your legal options, contact our experienced Cape Coral injury attorneys for a free consultation. 

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