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This Final Regulatory Impact Analysis accompanies a Final Rule that establishes test procedures for a new consumer information program on replacement tires that will educate consumers about the effect of tires on safety (wet traction), fuel efficiency (rolling resistance), and durability (treadwear).
Tire characteristics influence the safety, efficiency, and durability of motor vehicle transportation. Consumers have an inherent interest in all of these factors, but the ratings and relative importance of these characteristics are often overlooked or difficult for consumers to understand. Preliminary Regulatory Impact Analysis - June 2009
Wherever you travel this summer or beyond, remember: your safety is riding on your tires, so take care of them. Before you take to the road, tend to your tires.
Make use of Daylight Saving Time to remember to check and see if your car has been recalled for anything.
Of the many great things about summertime, few match the fun of a family road trip. Before you hook up that new boat or camper, or hit the road with your family or friends in your car, SUV, pickup, or RV, take the time to review these summer travel safety tips. Prevention and planning may take a little time up front, but will spare you from dealing with the consequences of a breakdown—or worse yet, a highway crash—later.
Summertime often means summer travel, and though your travel plans may be different this year, now is a good time to review these summer driving safety tips. Prevention and planning may take a little time up front but will spare you from dealing with the consequences of a breakdown—or worse yet, a highway crash—later.
Proposes a broad new consumer information program for replacement tires to inform consumers about the effect of tires on fuel efficiency, safety, and durability. This consumer information program would implement a national tire fuel efficiency rating system for replacement tires, with the information provided to consumers at the point of sale and online. Fuel efficiency ratings are expected to inform consumers so that they will be better informed about replacement tire performance. This consumer information program seeks to enhance energy security and reduce costs by improving fuel economy. Information would also be provided about safety and durability.
From 2001. In response to the Transportation Recall Enhancement, Accountability, and Documentation (TREAD) Act of 2000, this document proposes to establish a new Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard that contains provisions to improve the labeling of tires to assist consumers in identifying tires that may be the subject of a safety recall. It also contains proposals for providing other consumer information to increase public awareness of the importance and methods of observing motor vehicle tire load limits and maintaining proper tire inflation levels for the safe operation of a motor vehicle. The proposals would apply to all new and retreaded tires for use on vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating of 10,000 pounds or less and to all vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating of 10,000 pounds or less, except for motorcycles and low speed vehicles. NHTSA will also be proposing upgraded safety performance requirements for tires in a forthcoming proposal, which would also be included in this new standard.
From 2001. As required by the Transportation Recall Enhancement, Accountability, and Documentation (TREAD) Act, the agency is proposing to require a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) be installed in all passenger cars, multipurpose passenger vehicles, trucks and buses that have a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating of 10,000 pounds or less, effective in November 2003.
https://www.nhtsa.gov/document/2013-consumer-guide... July 1, 2013
Comparative grade designations for treadwear, traction and temperature for all passenger car tires, except deep tread, winter-type snow tires; space-saver or temporary use spares; or tires with normal rim diameters of 12 inches or less.
This document proposes a broad new consumer information program for replacement tires to inform consumers about the effect of tires on fuel efficiency, safety, and durability.
In response to a mandate in the Transportation Recall Enhancement, Accountability, and Documentation (TREAD) Act of 2000, this agency is issuing a two part final rule. Under the first compliance option, a vehicle's TPMS must warn the driver when the pressure in any single tire or in each tire in any combination of tires, up to a total of four tires, has fallen to 25 percent or 2more below the vehicle manufacturer's recommended cold inflation pressure for the tires, or a minimum level of pressure specified in the standard, whichever pressure is higher Under the second compliance option, a vehicle's TPMS must warn the driver when the pressure in any single tire has fallen to 30 percent or more below the vehicle manufacturer's recommended cold inflation pressure for the tires, or a minimum level of pressure specified in the standard, whichever pressure is higher.
Federal Register / Vol. 66, No. 244 / Wednesday, December 19, 2001 / Proposed Rules
This booklet presents a comprehensive overview of tire safety like Basic tire maintenance, Uniform Tire Quality Grading System, Fundamental characteristics of tires, Tire safety tips.