RICHMOND, Va. (Jan. 19)—Although Virginia highways suffer from scrap rubber "gators" on roadsides, that doesn´t justify setting state safety or quality standards for retreaded tires, a committee commissioned by the Virginia General Assembly has concluded. The committee is convinced the problem of tire debris along the highways isn´t solely the result of retreads. Of 27 destroyed tires collected from the side of I-295 around Richmond, 18 were retreads, but only one failed because of faulty recapping, committee members determined in their analysis.
Retread standards not needed, Va. panel concludes
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