Tyre accident figures highlight need for TPMS

28th October 2011

The recent rise in tyre-related accident figures has highlighted the need for Tyre Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS), it has been claimed.

More than 1,210 road casualties in the UK were caused by illegal, defective and under inflated tyres in 2010, according to a report by the Department for Transport.

Furthermore, the number of tyre-related deaths on UK roads in the last five years has reached 164.

Schrader Electronics, a developer and producer of direct TPMS technologies, has claimed that the technology will help to reduce the number of tyre-related accidents.

Alfonso Di Pasquale, vice president of business development for Schrader Electronics, said: "The figures released by the UK government are a powerful endorsement for TPMS technology.

"We believe that motorists purchasing a new car should have the safest products available on the market and a direct TPMS should be the system of choice."

In November 2012, it will be a legal requirement for TPMS to be fitted on all new cars sold across Europe. 

Posted by Danielle Barge