New NHTSA safety stat (2014): Drivers in the United States put more than 2,969 billion miles on their
tires, there are nearly 11,000 tire-related crashes, and almost 200 people will die in those
crashes. Stay safe and do not ignore a TPMS warning on your dashboard!
Previously, NHTSA estimated that 660 fatalities and 33,000 injuries each year are attributable to crashes caused by underinflated tires.
Tire pressure monitoring systems are required by the TREAD Act on all new vehicles sold in the U.S. and growing globally.
In a 2012 report, NHTSA stated that tire-related issues contribute to nearly 200,000 accidents per year.
Approximately 75% of roadside flats are preceded by a slow leak or underinflation (Rubber Manufacturers Association).
9% of tires on the road are bald, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
NHTSA estimates one in four cars and one in three light trucks have at least one significantly underinflated tire.
Equipping all passenger vehicles with TPMS will save an estimated 120 lives annually (safercar.gov).
Equipping all passenger vehicles with TPMS will prevent an estimated 8,500 crashes annually (safercar.gov).
In a 2012 survey, the presence of TPMS resulted in a 55.6% reduction in the likelihood that the vehicle would have one more severely underinflated tires (NHTSA).
In 2012, the TPMS-equipped vehicle population saved an estimated $511 million dollars through reduced fuel consumption (NHTSA).