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TIA to present at March 26 NHTSA meeting

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The Tire Industry Association (TIA) will make a presentation at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA) March 26 meeting about the federal government's tire consumer education program.

"We feel we have a good handle" on the situation, "and we'll probaby submit comments," says Paul Fiore, TIA director of government and business relations.

Interested parties who want to chime in on the federal government's tire consumer education program are encouraged to attend the meeting, which will be held at the Department of Transportation's office in Washington D.C.

The agency will "consider the public comments received in developing a research plan to aid in the development of consumer information requirements and NHTSA's consumer education plan regarding tire fuel efficiency," say NHTA officials.

The consumer education program was mandated by the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, which also directed NHTSA to develop a national tire fuel efficiency rating system. "The program would inform consumers about the effect of tires on fuel efficiency, safety and durability."

For more information about the meeting, call (202) 366-2057.

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