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Bridgestone Survey Reveals Strong Preference for Car Travel

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More than half of Americans plan to travel only by car this summer to reach their vacation destinations, according to results of a recent survey by Bridgestone Americas Inc.

"Nearly four in five respondents said they feel safer in a car than on a plane and nearly one-third said they plan to travel more than 500 miles by car this summer," say Bridgestone officials.

In other results:

  • 13% of respondents said they will visit "crowded destinations" like amusement parks and major metro areas;
  • 15% will continue to "stay close to home for the foreseeable future."

Survey results also reveal that only 46% of respondents have not checked vehicle air pressure levels within the past three months and 20% of respondents said "they have never personally checked their vehicle's tire tread depth."

“Over the past year, many Americans have understandably delayed routine tire and vehicle maintenance, which is why we are urging drivers to take some simple steps to ensure their vehicle and tires are road trip ready,” says Robert Johnson, vice president of stores, Bridgestone Retail Operations.

“No one should spend their vacation stuck on the side of the road. It's not safe or fun. A successful road trip starts long before you pull out of the driveway with proactive vehicle and tire maintenance.”

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