U.S. Court Rejects Tire Safety Rule

8/7/02
By DANNY HAKIM

A panel of three federal judges rejected a proposed tire safety regulation yesterday, saying it allowed for too much error.

Two Bush administration agencies have disagreed over how to satisfy a Congressional demand to install tire pressure monitoring systems in cars and light trucks.

One agency, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, was to come up with a rule to comply with the Tread Act, a law passed in 2000 in the wake of the deadly rollover problems experienced by Ford Explorers equipped with Firestone tires.

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