How does this affect drivers?
Cutting out spare tires could be detrimental for some drivers. Tire problems are among the top reasons why AAA members call for Roadside Assistance. In 2016, AAA helped more than 450,000 members who had a flat tire but no spare in their vehicle.
Even drivers who do have a spare tire on hand may call for help; AAA data shows nearly 20 percent of drivers in the U.S. don’t know how to change a flat tire.