School Buses with Old, Worn Tires Transporting Children

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ABC-15 KNXV-TV Phoenix

Tires are the only thing connecting vehicles to the road, and when they get old, they can be a major safety hazard to the youths on board. According to an investigation by ABC-15 in Phoenix, some school buses are using tires that are missing chunks of rubber or have large gashes in them. The reporters also found that many tires were more than six years old, which is generally the usable lifespan of a tire. This problem not only threatens regular students, but also youths who ride schools buses for after-school programs, summer camps and other other activities. May 22,