Every year, tire blow outs are a leading cause of car accidents. Regulators say fewer than half the drivers in the United States are driving on properly inflated tires.
This is a serious issue for drivers because the tires on your car are the first things on the road. Under-inflated tires can cause more wear and tear on the tires which leads to less traction. The less traction you have, the more likely you are to get into a car crash.
Our firm’s automobile accident attorneys support any new regulation to keep drivers safer on the roads. This new air pressure regulation will be helpful in preventing car accidents and therefore saving lives, as well as reducing the chance of personal injury.
The California Air Resources Board is planning to adopt a rule requiring all service stations and auto accident repair shops to automatically inflate tires to proper pressure gauges when cars are brought in for routine oil changes, tune-ups or brake jobs.
Air compressor kits cost auto service providers about $650, plus about another $100 in annual maintenance. Some stations that need to comply with new regulation can recoup costs by slightly increasing prices.
The cars section of About.com gives tips and advice on keeping your tires properly inflated to reduce the chance of getting into a car or semi truck accident because of a tire blow out.
The automobile accident attorneys at our firm believe that drivers need to start taking better responsibility with their tires. The new regulations are aimed at reducing greenhouse gases, but can also save drivers from getting into auto accidents. More drivers need to make sure their tires have the right amount of air to help prevent car crashes.
Take care of your tires before you get into a car accident and you need to be taken care of with medical treatments.
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Michael Pines is a former insurance company attorney who graduated from the University of California Hastings College of the Law in 1987. While he was an insurance attorney, he learned from behind the scenes how insurance companies work and how they decide how much to pay injured people. Now that he works against insurance companies, Michael’s inside knowledge has resulted in significant benefits to his clients injured in car accidents. Learn more about Michael Pines