Appeal Of Tire Safety Rule Falls Flat

Law360, New York (January 23, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- An appellate court has tossed Public Citizen Inc.'s challenge of federal traffic safety regulations regarding tire-pressure monitoring systems, ruling that the public interest group failed to show the law posed a substantial risk of injury.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled on Tuesday that Public Citizen lacked standing to challenge the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's final rule on tire-pressure monitoring systems, published by NHTSA in 2005.

The rule, Safety Standard 138, required new cars to have warning systems for...
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