Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Jewish Business News

World News

White House rolls out new tire safety, efficiency program


The White House on Tuesday will roll out a new program aimed at getting U.S. consumers to buy tires that will enable cars to get better mileage and take better care of them to cut down on tire-related crashes.

The program, which will encourage consumers buying replacement tires to choose low rolling resistance tires, which cost more initially than those with more friction but increase fuel economy and save money on gasoline.

Please help us out :
Will you offer us a hand? Every gift, regardless of size, fuels our future.
Your critical contribution enables us to maintain our independence from shareholders or wealthy owners, allowing us to keep up reporting without bias. It means we can continue to make Jewish Business News available to everyone.
You can support us for as little as $1 via PayPal at
Thank you.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that if 10 percent of replacement tires sold in the United States each year were upgraded to tires with lower rolling resistance, consumers would save more than $200 million in fuel costs and cut carbon pollution by 690, 000 tonnes per year.

Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx will announce the program at a White House event on Tuesday featuring a NASCAR stock car and driver, a White House official said.

The program requires a formal rule-making, which the administration wants to finish by 2017.

The administration also plans to highlight tire safety during the next month, working with tire manufacturers, retailers and oil and gas companies to explain how tire inflation, balance, alignment and rotation can prevent crashes.

For example, Bridgestone Americas will offer free tire inspections, and Goodyear will provide free inflation pressure services, the White House said.

About 11, 000 U.S. crashes per year are related to tire problems, the White House said.



You May Also Like

World News

In the 15th Nov 2015 edition of Israel’s good news, the highlights include:   ·         A new Israeli treatment brings hope to relapsed leukemia...


The Movie The Professional is what made Natalie Portman a Lolita.


After two decades without a rating system in Israel, at the end of 2012 an international tender for hotel rating was published.  Invited to place bids...

VC, Investments

You may not become a millionaire, but there is a lot to learn from George Soros.

Copyright © 2021 Jewish Business News