The National Transportation Safety Board will convene a symposium December 9–10, 2014, in Washington, D.C., to highlight the importance of tires to the overall safety of passenger vehicles, and to 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, and invited 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 symposium will be held at the NTSB's Board Room and Conference Center, located at 429 L'Enfant Plaza, S.W., Washington, D.C.
More information about the symposium can be found at:http://www.ntsb.gov/tiresafety.
The public can view the symposium in person or by live webcast on the NTSB's website. As soon as they are available, an agenda and webcast details will be posted.