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19.11.14

SCHOOL BUS * USA: Aging bus tires

FOX19 Investigates: Aging school bus tires (VIDEO) - Cincinnati News, FOX19-WXIX TV

Cincinnati,OH,USA -FOX19, by Hagit Limor -Nov 14, 2014: -- School buses are responsible for transporting thousands of children to and from school in southwestern Ohio each day, and now safety advocates are expressing concern about aging school bus tires... Tires are imprinted with a tire identification or serial number on the sidewall. The identification numbers are batch codes that identify the week and year the tire was produced. The code is in an oval to the far right of the letters DOT (Department of Transportation). The first two digits indicate the week, the second two identify the year... After examining buses from several Cincinnati-area public school districts, while the vast majority of tires were less than five years old, some were more than 10 years old. The oldest tire found was a 1998 tire located on the rear axle of a suburban Cincinnati district school bus...

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