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Be #TireWise: Join the Tire Safety Twitter Chat!

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Be #TireWise: Join the Tire Safety Twitter Chat!

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
May 22, 2015


Tires can make the difference when it comes to driving safe and smooth. Everything rides on them being in prime condition. Yet when it comes to keeping them properly maintained, too few people actually take the time to ensure that their tires are road ready, and that includes your readers.

Only 19% of consumers properly inflate their tires. When properly inflated, tires can travel farther (around 4,700 miles) and save you money on gas (9 cents per gallon).

It’s more than just saving money, too: tire maintenance can save lives. There are nearly 11,000 tire-related crashes every year, and almost 200 people will die in those crashes. That’s why we need your help.

We’re encouraging everyone to be “Tire Wise.” That’s why we’re hosting a Twitter chat on Thursday, May 28, 2015, at 3 p.m. ET with the hash tag #TireWise. We’ll discuss safety tips and facts, such as how to test your tire’s treadwear and what to do in the event of a blowout. Tire safety experts will also be on hand to answer questions.

Here’s where you come in. We need you to reach out to your readers and followers to talk about this important safety topic. We want you to join in our Twitter chat, and we want your readers to join, too. Your support can help us prevent tragedies.

Use these sample messages to get your readers involved in the chat:

Twitter:

Do you know how to check your tire tread? Learn how during @NHTSAgov’s #TireWise Twitter chat May 28 @ 3pmET.
Are you #TireWise? We are! We’re joining with @NHTSAgov to promote tire safety Thursday, May 28, @ 3pmET.
How much can properly inflated tires save you at the gas pump? Find out Thursday, May 28, during @NHTSAgov’s #TireWise chat.
Tire safety matters. Get the low down on what you roll on this Thursday, May 28, in @NHTSAgov’s #TireWise Twitter chat!
Rollovers can be scary, but they don’t have to end in tragedy. Know what to do: join @NHTSAgov’s #TireWise chat May 28 @ 3pmET.


Facebook:

Tire maintenance doesn’t have to be hard. Be #TireWise by joining us and NHTSA for a tire safety Twitter chat on Thursday, May 28, at 3 pm ET. http://twitter.com/NHTSAgov
If your tires aren’t properly inflated, you’re taking big risks when it comes to road safety. Don’t chance it! Join NHTSA for their #TireWise Twitter chat and learn more about tire safety.
We’re joining NHTSA for their tire safety Twitter chat on Thursday, May 28, starting at 3 pm ET. Join in with #TireWise to learn more about your tires.


Encourage your readers to be proactive with their tire maintenance. Join us for the Tire Wise Twitter chat on Thursday, May 28, at 3 p.m. ET, and invite your followers to be #TireWise, too.

Thank you in advance for your help!

Get more facts and tire know-how at SaferCar.gov/Tires.

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