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Tyre pressure monitoring technology to improve road safety

Recent accident figures released by the Department for Transport (DfT) has indicated why the fitment of Tyre Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS) is vital to the reduction of vehicle accidents.

Illegal, defective and under inflated tyres were responsible for more than 1,210 road casualties in on UK road during 2010 and the number of tyre-related deaths on UK roads in the last five years has reached 164.

TPMS will become a legal requirement to be fitted on all new cars sold across Europe from November 2012 and in addition to helping to reduce road deaths and casualties, tyre pressure monitoring systems will help the environment, correctly inflated tyres help a vehicle use less fuel and emit less CO2 emissions.

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

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

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