Tractor-trailers driving faster than 75 miles per hour have been linked to higher rates of blowouts and wrecks due to increasing speed limits and tire design, the Associated Press reports.
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Last month, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) closed an investigation into 16 tire blowouts on 18-wheelers. Government officials concluded that each blowout was caused by truck drivers exceeding the 75 mile per hour rating on their tires. While big rig tire blowouts have been linked to accidents in the past, recent changes in the maximum allowable speed limits for several states have caused a new inquiry.