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Tire Age Issue Still Languishing in U.S.

Thursday, November 18th, 2010

Reprinted from The Safety Record, Volume 7, Issue 3, November 2010 This summer, a British coroner made headlines when he determined that the death of a passenger in a rollover crash would have been averted if the vehicle’s tires hadn’t been 13 years old. Nazma Shaheen, a mother of two, died in May 2009, after [...]

Tire Dealers Freak Out Over Consumer Education Program

Wednesday, April 1st, 2009

Reprinted from The Safety Record, Volume 6, Issue 2, March/April 2009 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Tire retailers are in the midst of an oh-my-gosh-the-sky-is-falling meltdown over a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration tire maintenance public education program. Specifically, the retail arm of the tire industry is quivering over the possibility that groups outside of the industry [...]

California Tire Age Bill Advances; Four Other States Mull Bills

Wednesday, April 1st, 2009

Reprinted from The Safety Record, Volume 6, Issue 2, March/April 2009 SACRAMENTO, CA – One of the nation’s first laws to require tire dealers to disclose the age of each tire prior to sale or installation cleared an important hurdle in late April, when the California state legislature’s Assembly Business and Professions committee passed it [...]