NTSB will hold symposium on tire safety

Nov. 16, 2014

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will hold a symposium on passenger tire safety on Dec. 9-10, 2014, in Washington, D.C.

The agency says the symposium will highlight the importance of tires to the overall safety of passenger vehicles, and gather facts and expert opinion to assist the agency in four ongoing tire disablement-related investigations.

The symposium will be chaired by NTSB Board Member Earl Weener.

Subject matter experts will present on such safety issues as vehicle handling and dynamics after tire disablement, the identification and analysis of tire disablement-related crashes, tire registration and recall, tire aging and service life, recent advances in tire technology, tire maintenance, and consumer awareness.

Presentations will be followed by a question-and-answer period to allow NTSB staff to follow up on points made during the presentations and take other tire safety topics into consideration.
The public can view the symposium at the agency’s conference center or by live webcast on the NTSB's website.

For more information, visit www.ntsb.gov/tiresafety.