WASHINGTON (May 31)—The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's final rule on tire pressure monitoring devices doesn't begin to address tire makers' concerns about the standard, the Rubber Manufacturers Association said in a statement. "A tire pressure monitoring system should warn a driver when a tire can no longer carry a vehicle's load," said RMA President Donald B. Shea. The NHTSA proposal offered a compromise to answer Office of Management and Budget objections to the mandated monitoring technology, but it failed to mention tire makers' concern that its underinflation percentage parameters would leave motorists thinking dangerously underinflated tires are safe.
RMA disappointed in tire monitoring rule
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