Does periodic vehicle inspection reduce car crash injury? Evidence from the Auckland Car Crash Injury Study.

  • Published: Aust N Z J Public Health. 27(3):323-7, 2003.
  • Authors: Blows, Ivers, Connor, Ameratunga, Norton
  • Date Added: 26 Jun 2013
  • Last Update: 26 Jun 2013
  • Format: pdf


To study the association between periodic motor vehicle inspection and frequent tire pressure checks, and the risk of car crash injury.


Case control study comparing the service history of vehicles involved in a crash, with vehicles that had not.

Key Findings:

  • Inspection records and the date of the most recent tyre pressure check were collected from 571 vehicles involved in a crash and 588 randomly selected vehicles which had not.

  • The odds of a vehicles that had not had its tyre pressure checked being involved in a crash were 4.10 times greater ( 95% confidence interval 1.71 to 9.84).


Tyres, vehicle checks, tyre pressure