Passenger Vehicle Tire Safety Symposium
December 9-10, 2014
The symposium is scheduled from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm.
Located at the NTSB Conference Center
in Washington, DC or viewable by webcast
The purpose of this two-day symposium is to gather information and expert opinion on the causes of tire disablement, the role of safety recalls and consumer awareness, ongoing safety-related initiatives, and advances in tire technology. The primary focus is on passenger vehicle and light truck tires, although many issues apply to all pneumatic tires. The NTSB will publish a transcript of the symposium, and may use information gathered from the symposium to develop safety recommendations that, if implemented, could reduce the incidence of tire disablement-related crashes.
The symposium panels will include:
- Tire Disablement and Vehicle Dynamics
- Identifying and Analyzing Tire Disablement-related Crashes
- Tire Registration and Recall
- Tire Aging and Service Life
- Advances in Tire Technology
- Tire Maintenance and Consumer Awareness
This event is free and open to the public. No preregistration required.
NTSB public events are also streamed live via webcast
. Webcasts are archived for a period of three months from the time of the meeting. Webcast archives are generally available by the end of the event day for public meetings, and by the end of the next day for technical conferences.
If you wish to obtain a copy of NTSB meetings, please contact the NTSB Records Management Division at (202) 314-6551 or 800-877-6799. You may also request this information from the NTSB web site
or write the following: National Transportation Safety Board, Records Management Division (CIO-40), 490 L'Enfant Plaza, SW, Washington, DC 20594.