US Safety group supplements petition on tired tyres

WASHINGTON (Nov. 8)–At least 37 highway fatalities and 35 serious injuries can be traced to accidents involving tread belt separations on aged tyres, according to a vehicle safety research group.

Supplementing an earlier petition to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration advocating a tyre aging regulation, SRS Inc. said “appropriate consumer information could have saved lives or prevented serious injuries.”

The Rubber Manufacturers Association, however, said the data on the effect of aging on tyre performance are still inadequate to frame a regulation, although it added consumers…

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