The Becker Law Office supports National Safety Month and National Safety Tire Week by emphasizing the importance of monthly tire inspections and maintaining properly inflated tires, as underinflated tires contribute to fatalities and injuries, and provides helpful tips on tire maintenance.
June is National Safety Month, and also the month we recognize National Safety Tire Week. The Becker Law Office supports these efforts to educate drivers about the importance of monthly tire inspections and maintaining properly inflated tires.
In the hustle and bustle of our busy lives, most people don’t take much time thinking about their tires. That’s unfortunate. Under inflated tires play a part in more than 600 fatalities and 33,000 injuries annually; according to the NHTSA, the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration. The danger from under inflated tires comes as heat builds up within the tire sometimes causing tire failure, especially during distance and highway travel. “Tires are a critical safety component on vehicles and the only parts that touch the road,” explains NHTSA Administrator David L. Strickland.
A recent survey by the Rubber Manufacturer’s Association (RMA) found that 8 out of 10 vehicle owners do not know how to properly inflate their vehicle’s tires. “Checking tire pressure takes just five minutes and it’s worth every second,” says RMA President and CEO Charles Cannon. RMA suggests you,
If you need to replace a tire, replace them in pairs or complete sets.
And remember, if you are injured as a result of someone else’s negligence in failing to properly maintaining their tires, the Becker Law Office has helped thousands of injured people and is here to help you get the money you deserve.