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DOT code celebrates 50-year anniversary

It’s doubtful the authors of Federal Regulation 49 574.5 imagined their creation would find another purpose in UK regulations some 50 years after it was drafted. On 26th January 1971, the Tire Identification Number, more commonly known on this side…

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Economic Recovery Roundtables

BTMA has made proposals to save millions of tonnes of CO2 to the government’s recently-convened post-Coronavirus Green Recovery roundtable.  Widespread use of low-rolling resistance tyres and improved consumer information about the condition and inflation of their tyres are key opportunities…

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Tyre type approval

BTMA welcomes recent government proposals to strengthen enforcement of the legal minimum performance requirements for tyres.  In its response to a recent consultation, BTMA has encouraged government to adopt a wider palette of civil sanctions to improve effectiveness.  These include…

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5/6/21: New tyre labelling regulation published

The updated tyre labelling regulation aims to improve customer information and reduce the environmental impact of mobility through the increased purchase of better-performing tyres.  BTMA welcomes this initiative but is concerned that the delayed availability of the new product database…

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