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Beyond the Driving Test

Why Should You Care About Tire Safety?

Automobile Accidents are the No. 1 Killer of Teens in America

2,614
[1]Teen Drivers Involved in Fatal Crashes in 2013
1,000,000
[2]Teen Drivers Involved in Police-Reported Crashes in 2013
[3]Of Crashes Among Inexperienced Drivers are Tire Related
Many of these accidents are preventable

Simple Steps Can Save Lives

When it comes to road safety, you can't control the other drivers or road conditions, but one thing you can control is proper maintenance of your vehicle and tires. To help you remember what to check and when, Michelin and FIA have put together five simple tips to help you stay safe on the road.

CHECK THESE FIVE THINGS AT LEAST ONCE A MONTH:

The FIA and Michelin 10 Golden Rules

In 2011, Michelin and the FIA signed a partnership agreement that fostered the international Golden Rules campaign as part of the FIA Action for Road Safety. This campaign illustrates the special relationships between driver and vehicle: a combination of pleasure and responsible behavior. It outlines the key safety rules that everyone should be aware of.

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Whether you are the driver or a passenger, fasten your seat belt.

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The rules on the highway are there to protect us and other road users. Make sure you follow them.

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For your own safety and the safety of others, keep to the speed limit.

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Do not drive under the influence of alcohol or any other substances.

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Make sure children are in the appropriate child seats when you travel in your car.

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Do not use your phone while driving.

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Stop to rest if you are sleepy or tired.

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Always wear a helmet when riding a two-wheel vehicle.

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Consider other road users when you're driving.

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Regularly check your tires for wear and correct inflation, including the spare.