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NTSB Launches Tire Safety Investigation

The tire industry is fighting legislation to get old tires off the road. ABC News reports the National Transportation Safety Board has launched a first-of-its-kind special investigation into the role of tires in hundreds of traffic accident deaths each year, and among the issues, tires that look perfectly safe, hardly used, but the auto companies say can begin to degrade and should be replaced just six years after they were made.

A tire industry trade group says it's against any kind of age limit being placed on tires.


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