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HIGHWAY PATROL VEHICLES MAY HAVE TIRES DEEMED DANGEROUS

September 6, 2000
By: ERIN GUYER
State Capital Bureau

WHILE CONSUMERS ACROSS THE NATION HAVE BEEN CHECKING THE STATUS OF THEIR FIRESTONE TIRES, THE MISSOURI STATE HIGHWAY PATROL MAY NOT BE ACTING WITH THE SAME DILIGENCE. ERIN GUYER HAS MORE FROM THE STATE CAPITOL.

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AFTER FIRESTONE VOLUNTARILY RECALLED SEVERAL TIRE LINES, STATE AGENCIES WERE ALERTED TO CHECK THEIR TIRES. NOW THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRANSPORTATION SAFETY ADMINISTRATION IS WARNING THAT OTHER FIRESTONE TIRES ARE A SAFETY HAZARD...BUT THE MISSOURI HIGHWAY PATROL'S LARRY RAINS SAYS HE DOESN'T KNOW IF HIGHWAY PATROL VEHICLES ARE RIDING ON TIRES THE GOVERNMENT DEEMS DANGEROUS...

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Contents: RAINS SAYS HE IS UNSURE OF THE GOVERMENT'S LISTING OF POTENTIAL HAZARDOUS TIRES THAT FIRESTONE HAS NOT VOLUNTARILY RECALLED.

MISSOURI'S STATE AGENCIES INDIVIDUALLY SELECT TIRES FOR THEIR VEHICLES, AND ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR CHECKING ON THE SAFETY OF THOSE TIRES. ERIN GUYER...KMOX NEWS.


WHILE CONSUMERS HEED WARNINGS ABOUT HAZARDOUS FIRESTONE TIRES, STATE GOVERNMENT VEHICLES MAY BE SLIPPING THROUGH THE CRACKS. ERIN GUYER HAS MORE FROM THE STATE CAPITOL.

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EVEN AFTER FIRESTONE VOLUNTARILY RECALLED SEVERAL TIRES, THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRANSPORTATION SAFETY ADMINISTRATION ISSUED WARNINGS ABOUT TIRES THEY FEEL ARE HAZARDOUS. THE STATE OFFICE OF ADMINISTRATION'S JIM MILUSKI SAYS IT'S POSSIBLE STATE VEHICLES ARE RIDING ON DANGEROUS TIRES BECAUSE TIRE PURCHASING IS DONE BY INDIVIDUAL AGENCIES, AND NOT MONITORED BY A CENTRAL AGENCY.

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Contents: MILUSKI SAYS WITHOUT A CENTRAL OFFICE TRACKING THE PURCHASING OF TIRES, SOME STATE VEHICLES MAY BE USING HAZARDOUS TIRES.

UNLIKE SOME STATES, MISSOURI DOES NOT HAVE A CENTRAL OFFICE MONITORING THE PURCHASE OF SPECIFIC VEHICLES AND TIRES. ERIN GUYER...KMOX NEWS.