Most vehicle collisions are caused by operator error of some sort, whether the problem is inattention, fatigue, or poor judgment. Weather is another factor involved in automobile accidents. Sometimes, however, malfunction or catastrophic failure of one of the safety components leads to an accident. It's essential for you, as a safe driver, to keep those components in good working order to prevent these incidents.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that problems with the tires and brakes are involved in many accidents caused by malfunction or wear and tear.