Automobile Accidents are the No. 1 Killer of Teens in America
All 50 States by 2020
Our goal is for all 50 states to include comprehensive tire safety information in their driver's ed curricula by the year 2020 as a result of working with key road safety influencers and organizations.
Educate Teens & Parents
Improve driver’s education curricula with the insertion of tire safety information (i.e., how to check tire pressure and tread depth) in order to reduce teen driving deaths and accidents.
Solidify Michelin’s commitment to road safety in the U.S. and remind consumers of the importance of tires through activations that target parents and their teen drivers.
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.
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.
Whether you are the driver or a passenger, fasten your seat belt.
The rules on the highway are there to protect us and other road users. Make sure you follow them.
For your own safety and the safety of others, keep to the speed limit.
Do not drive under the influence of alcohol or any other substances.
Make sure children are in the appropriate child seats when you travel in your car.
Do not use your phone while driving.
Stop to rest if you are sleepy or tired.
Always wear a helmet when riding a two-wheel vehicle.
Consider other road users when you're driving.
Regularly check your tires for wear and correct inflation, including the spare.
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Hold a penny with Abraham Lincoln's body between your thumb and forefinger. Place Lincoln's head first into the deepest-looking groove. Can you see all of his head? If yes, your tires are too worn - don't drive on them and get them replaced.
Buy a tire pressure gauge, if you don't have one already. Open your car door and on the inside jamb you should see a sticker - take a picture on your smartphone of the number that says "PSI" (the measurement for tire pressure). Use the pressure gauge to check your tires (make sure you check when they are cold). Compare the number on the gauge to the number you wrote down. If above, let air out of your tires. If below, inflate until the numbers match.
Turn on your car. Have a friend or parent stand behind the car. Step on the brake pedal. Does your friend see both lights? If not, you should replace the bulb or fuse. If you don't know how, get a professional to do it.
Windshield wiper blades need to be replaced periodically to ensure optimum visibility. Replace them at least yearly if you live in a sunny/hot or cold region, and twice a year if you live in a dusty or dry region. Clean wiper blades periodically with rag or alcohol wipe to maintain their performance.
Open the hood of your car. Find the oil dipstick, remove it and wipe it down with a rag or paper towel. Put back the dipstick - make sure you push it in as far as it will go. Pull out the dipstick again - if the film of oil does not reach the markings, add more oil. Check your driver's manual to see how often you should replace your oil.
Open the hood of your car. Find the coolant tank- this is usually next to the radiator. If the coolant doesn't reach the "minimum" fill line, fill it with a coolant/water solution (the ratio for this will be in your car's driver manual).
Warning: Never open the radiator cap on a hot car! Wait until the car has cooled down first.