An estimated 90 percent of a motorist’s driving decisions are based on how well he or she sees the road, yet many drivers overlook replacing worn wiper blades. Studies show that driver vision is a factor in more than 40 percent of all vehicle crashes.
“I can’t imagine anything being more important than the ability of the driver to see clearly through the windshield,” says Alexia Hayes, a wiper blade technical engineer and mother of two young children. Hayes suggests checking blades periodically and replacing them about every six months.
“Wiper blades are one of the most overlooked pieces of safety equipment,” says Hayes. “But you won’t find a faster or lower-cost way to make yourself and your family safer than by changing them.”
Worn, torn or inefficient blades leave streaks, a film and an inconsistent view of the road that can limit vision or delay driver judgment. New blades can provide a better and longer-lasting clear view of the road.
One option is the Michelin Stealth hybrid technology wiper blade, with a patent-pending, spring-loaded design for superior contact with the windshield and improved wiping performance in all weather conditions.
For more information, visit www.michelinstealth.com.