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Key Statistics for TPMS in the US

Key statistics relating to TPMS in the US where the TREAD Act is an attempt to promote vhicle driver and passenger safety.

  • 35 % of drivers admit to never checking tire pressure.

     
  • More than 50% of passenger cars and light trucks on the road have at least 1 under inflated tire.

     
  • More than 1 in 4 cars and light trucks have two tires below placard. The placard is normally found in the front door well.

     
  • 250,000 accidents a year are caused by under inflated tires.

     
  • 75% of roadside flats are caused by a slow leak or under inflation.
     
  • NHTSA estimates TPMS could save as many as 79 lives and 10,365 injuries annually.

Sample of Passenger cars and light trucks from the U.S. showing a typical, snapshot of tire pressures found below the placard value. An amazing 10% of passenger cars were below the minimum safe levels for travel on the roads.


# of Tires 25% or more below placard Passenger Cars Percent Light Trucks Percent
1
880
55.9%
542
47.2%
2
399
25.3%
313
27.3%
3
139
8.8%
145
12.6%
4
157
10.0%
148
12.9%
Total
1,575
100%
1,148
100%


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