WASHINGTON (Jan. 30)—The Rubber Manufacturers Association wants the maximum tire pressure listing dropped from tire labeling, among other changes. Commenting to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on tire labeling regulations, the trade association said the maximum inflation pressure listed on tire sidewalls `is a source of misinformation and confusion,´´ and should be eliminated. The group asked that the maximum load rating be changed to a load index number instead of in pounds or kilograms; placards that include proper tire inflation pressure be placed in the same location on all vehicles; and, the tire identification number be located on the outboard side of the tire. The comments are a response to federal legislation passed last year to increase tire and vehicle safety for consumers, in the wake of the Firestone tire recall.
RMA weighs in on tire label regulations
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