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

Objectives:

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

Methodology:

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).

Themes:

Tyres, vehicle checks, tyre pressure

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