It might be hard to believe, but in the summer, drivers tend to let their guards down and get lax about their driving habits. Michelin, a tire manufacturer for over 100 years, recently released a study that shows almost 75% of drivers falsely believe there are fewer accidents in summer versus winter because of long days of light, nicer weather and better driving conditions.
The study also notes that more than half of the drivers it surveyed admitted being less cautious when driving, less likely to pay attention to other drivers on the road, and less likely to check the condition of their tires. In truth, some of the most severe tire-related incidents are due to tires that are under inflated.
Whether you’re just driving around town, or planning a long road trip, tire safety (and vehicle safety) should be high on your list. Here are some great tips from Michelin you should follow before hitting the road:
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