WASHINGTON (Sept. 25)—A minimum tire pressure reserve standard, to no one's surprise, was one of the top issues the Rubber Manufacturers Association stressed to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in response to the agency's request for comments on safety rulemaking priorities. Harmonization of global tire standards also was high on the RMA's list, as were other issues related to the Transportation Recall Efficiency, Accountability and Documentation Act. The RMA's concerns about a need for a minimum tire reserve standard—especially in the face of what it considers a faulty final rule on tire pressure monitoring devices—have been publicized in industry publications and in mainstream journals such as "National Journal" and "U.S. News & World Report."
RMA submits safety rulemaking comments to NHTSA
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