Federal officials want change after crashes due to old, recalled tires

Federal officials want change after crashes due to old, recalled tires


TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD MADE SEVERAL RECOMMENDATIONS ABOUT TIRE RECALLS ARE LOOKING INTO THE DANGERS OF DRIVING ON OLDER TIRES. EVEN IF YOUR TIRES LOOK GOOD AS THEY ROLLED ON THE ROAD, THEY COULD BE PUTTING YOU IN DANGER. THE SHELF LIFE OF ATTIRE CAN KILL YOU. REPORTER: EVEN THOUGH YOUR TIRES MAY HAVE PLENTY OF TREAD AS THEY AGE AFTER AS LITTLE AS SIX YEARS, THE INSIDE MATERIAL CAN DRIVE OUT AND LOSE ELASTICITY LEADING TO A POSSIBLE CATASTROPHIC TREAD SEPARATION. 21-YEAR-OLD ALEXANDRA SANDERS WAS KILLED WHEN HER FAMILY’S SUV ROLLED OVER AFTER THE TREAD ON THE TIRE SEPARATED. MY WHOLE FAMILY WAS INJURED. MY MIDDLE DAUGHTER PASSED AWAY. WE CANNOT BRING BACK THE 539 FATHERS, MOTHERS, SONS AND DAUGHTERS AND FRIENDS WHO LOST THEIR LIVES DUE TO TIRE PROBLEMS IN 2013. REPORTER: THOSE CRASHES LED TO A REVIEW BY THE NTS TO BE WHICH FOUND THAT MANY DRIVERS NEVER LEARN ABOUT TIRE RECALLS. THAT IS WHAT HAPPENED IN FLORIDA WHEN TWO CHURCH MEMBERS WERE KILLED AND 8 INJURED. NO ONE KNEW THE VAN’S TIRE HAD BEEN RECALLED. 32,000 ACCIDENTS A YEAR RELATED TO DEFECTIVE TIRES. REPORTER: THE NTSB ALSO WANTS A DEEPER LOOK INTO TIRE AGING. OUR INVESTIGATION LAST YEAR FOUND PLENTY OF OLD TIRES ON STORE SHELVES, 7 AND 9 YEARS OLD. YOU CAN FIND THE AGE OF YOUR TIRES WRITTEN INTO THE DOT NUMBER ON THE SIDE. IN THIS CASE, 1811 MEANS THE TIRE WAS MANUFACTURED IN THE 18TH WEEK OF 2011. NOW THE FEDS ARE CALLING FOR BETTER REGISTRATION SYSTEMS TO TRACK TIRE RECALLS. THE TIRE INDUSTRY AGREES WITH MOST OF THE RECOMMENDATIONS, BUT THEY TELL US WHEN IT COMES TO

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