In the wake of the massive Firestone recall. US Transportation Secretary Rodney E. Slater announced (30/11/00) the first 'rulemaking action' to implement requirements of the recently enacted Transportation Recall Enhancement, Accountability, and Documentation (TREAD) Act. The US Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is asking the public for comments on ways to provide consumers with information that will help them use their tyres more safely.