American tire companies have helped to defeat proposed laws in eight states that would require inspection of tires for age. Safety advocates say aging increases the risk of dangerous tire failures.
Ford, GM and Chrysler all urge motorists to replace of tires that are six years of age or older because of the possibility the rubber in them could degrade and create a dangerous situation in which the tire loses its tread. Read More
A crash involving a school bus and an SUV on US Highway near LA Highway 317 has left four people dead and several people injured. (www.abcnews.go.com)