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February 2011 Archives

Bald Tires and Winter Driving Risks in North Carolina

Much is made about the dangers of winter driving. Snow, ice and visibility problems are major culprits, but worn tires present hidden issues that are often unaddressed until it is too late. The Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA) estimates that 11 percent of vehicles on the road in the United States have at least one bald tire. The American Automobile Association (AAA) estimates that of the 39 million drivers on the road during the holiday season, four million were at risk of car accidents because of worn tires. These concerns continue even as the holiday driving season winds down, since snow and ice storms will persist until at least April in North Carolina.