Results of a survey just released by the American Automobile Association Foundation for Traffic Safety indicate that most American drivers are fairly self-reliant when it comes to tire maintenance, but are not well-informed about optimum tire pressure. A total of 1,070 adult drivers reported travelling a median of 12,000 mi (19,200 km) per year. Approximately 82% of respondents checked their tire pressures regularly--at least once every 3 months--with 48% getting them checked at least once a month. However, the majority lacked sufficient knowledge about how to determine optimum tire pressure. Forty-eight percent consulted the tire sidewall, which indicates maximum tire pressure. Fewer checked more reliable methods, such as the owner's manual (27%) or the tire inflation sticker (18%).

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  • Publication Date: 1999


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  • Pagination: p. 4
  • Serial:
    • Driver/Education
    • Volume: 9
    • Issue Number: 2
    • Publisher: PDE Publications
    • ISSN: 1183-7314

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  • Accession Number: 00767834
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 26 1999 12:00AM