National Automotive Sampling System estimates that:
- 23,464 tow-away crashes caused per year by blowouts or flat tires
- Resulting in 414 fatalities and 10,275 non-fatal injuries
- There are 647 fatalities annually in which there was a tire problem. This is a broader measure than just blowouts.
- NHTSA estimates that if all light vehicles meet the four-tire, 25% compliance, 124 fatalities will be prevented and 8,722 injuries will be prevented or reduced in severity per year.