WASHINGTON — The U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA), citing the COVID-19 health emergency and economic crisis, is postponing the 2020 National Tire Safety Week.
The event was scheduled for May 18-24, but those involved in its promotion and organization are busy dealing with the fallout from the coronavirus, the USTMA said.
"As we cope as a nation with the COVID-19 health emergency and economic crisis, USTMA felt it was in the best interest of our members and industry partners to reschedule so they can continue to focus on the safety and well-being of their employees, business operations and the communities in which they operate," USTMA CEO Anne Forristall Luke said.
"In the interim, USTMA will focus its efforts on educating the public, especially those who may not be driving frequently, on how to ensure proper maintenance and care for their tires, so that when they do need their vehicles, they can do so confidently and safely," she said.
National Tire Safety Week is designed to help customers learn more about proper tire care and maintenance.