Wet roads increase accident risk

Checking tire pressure saves lives

Checking tire pressures before venturing out could save lives and reduce the risk of accident in the wet stormy conditions.

DETROIT, USA, June 27, 2016 /EINPresswire.com/ — A recent study from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found that vehicles with low tire pressure are three times more likely to be involved in an accident in comparison to vehicles with tires that are inflated to the correct pressure. In wet stormy conditions the risk escalates.

A spokesperson from Travelsafer, the manufacturer of a digital tire pressure gauge stressed, “To remain safe on the road, it is essential for drivers to check their tread wear and car tire pressure regularly.”

But let’s face it, car and tire maintenance are often put on the back burner, ‘I’ll get to it next week’. With extreme storms approaching, now is not the time to be forgetful.

• A sudden drop in air temperature in stormy weather lowers tire pressure and could put you at risk of an accident

• Tires underinflated by 25 percent or more, are 3 times as likely to be cited as critical events in the pre-crash phase.

• Under inflation causes a tire to bend more as it moves, increasing rolling resistance and potential structural breakdown.

• Correctly inflated tires increase water dispersion and reduce the risk of losing traction in the wet.

• Don’t rely on tire pressure monitoring systems that may not be accurate if more than one tire has low pressure.

Young drivers are often less familiar with the vehicles they are driving and don’t realise the risks of low tire pressures particularly when cornering. Tire problems in the pre-crash phase are more significant than chance. It is likely that inexperienced drivers and drivers not familiar with the vehicles they are driving pay less attention to tires and tire pressure putting themselves at significant risk in poor weather conditions.

Travelsafer are keen to get the message out, ‘Mums and dads giving their teenagers an easy to use digital tire pressure gauge to keep in their glove box could save their life as bad weather sets in.’

It’s not just our young that need prompting. Unfortunately, most people have a hard time telling the difference between a full tire and one that is low. In order to help drivers young and old monitor their tire pressure, the company Travelsafer has developed a portable digital tire pressure gauge that can be used on cars, trucks, motorcycles and bicycles anywhere, any time. It’s illuminated nozzle and LCD screen produces accurate readings and can be used in poor light conditions.

To find out more information about the importance of monitoring tire pressure regularly and the benefits of the TravelSafer digital tire pressure gauge, visit their page directly at www.amazon.com/dp/B00SO4OVIQ

Verona Chadwick
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Storms ravaged the Great Lakes from Michigan to parts of Indiana and Ohio producing dangerous road conditions
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