Young Adults Know THIS Emoji Better Than THIS Dashboard Symbol

Modern day communication have regressed to pictograms, and there is nothing wrong with that. They get the job done. But one study in the US of A has found that young drivers are more familiar with an arguably less important pictogram than one that could affect your safety.

Goodyear Auto Service and Just Tires revealed that in a survey of over 1,000 drivers, of the Millenial and Generation Z age range, they were able to correctly identify the eye-roll emoji more than the tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS) icon.

88% of these young adults knew what this emoji is:

But only 51% knew what this symbol is:

While it is great to be able to express “That’s lame” and “I’m not amused” using a small, round image, it could be a matter of life or death to know if your tyres are under-inflated.

Under-inflated tyres lead to compromised handling of the car. The TPMS can also warn you of a puncture/leak which might lead to a blowout, which in turn could potentially catapult into a potential accident. Oh, low tyre pressure also affects fuel consumption negatively.


Let’s admit it. Most of us forgot the meanings of those dashboard symbols immediately after passing our driving test. So, in the interest of proving that young people can be responsible too and for the safety of all road users, here they are:

Image source: CAA

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