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Does periodic vehicle inspection reduce car crash injury?

Blows, Stephanie J., Ivers, Rebecca Q., Connor, Jennie, Ameratunga, S, Norton, Robyn

Vehicle Safety


Vehicle defects are thought to cause or contribute to at least 12% of motor vehicle crashes. Although compulsory periodic motor vehicle safety inspection programs exist in many countries worldwide, as well as in New Zealand and several Australian States, evidence for the effectiveness of such programs is inconclusive. This paper examines the association between periodic motor vehicle inspection and frequent tyre pressure checks and the risk of car crash injury.