Modern Tire Dealer

JAN 2019

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M T D J a n u a r y 2 0 1 9 20 Relevant statistics from an industry in constant motion Numbers ThatCount 348.6 million Yearly tire capacity in North America's 62 plants as of Jan. 1, 2019. SOURCE: MODERN TIRE DEALER'S 2019 FACTS ISSUE PHOTO PROVIDED: YOKOHAMA TIRE MANUFACTURING MISSISSIPPI ©GETT YIMAGES.COM/MICHAEL BURRELL 218.1 million Number of licensed drivers in the U.S. in 2017. SOURCE: IHS MARKIT $2.75 Forecast for average retail cost of a gallon of regular gasoline in 2018 and 2019. SOURCE: U.S. ENERGY INFORMATION ADMINISTRATION $8,876 Cost per year to own and maintain an average car in the U.S. at's $443,800 in 50 years. SOURCE: FACTS DAILY, WWW.FACTSD.COM 80% Percentage odds are increased of getting into an accident while eat- ing or drinking while driving. SOURCE: NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION 25% Percentage of all motor vehicle crash fatalities caused by distracted driving. SOURCE: TEENSAFE, WWW.TEENSAFE.COM 85 mph Highest speed limit for any road in the U.S., found in Texas. SOURCE: WEATHER.COM 85 ©GETT YIMAGES.COM/400TMAX ©GETT YIMAGES.COM/JABEJON ©GETT YIMAGES.COM/VLADRU

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