RMA files objections to NHTSA tyre pressure monitoring rule

Washington DC–The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s final rule on tyre pressure monitoring systems is not in the public interest and should be changed, the Rubber Manufacturers Association told NHTSA in its petition for reconsideration.

The RMA has long said the standard’s provision that tyres may fall 25 percent below the vehicle manufacturer’s recommended inflation pressure allows tyres to sustain severe damage while giving motorists a false sense of security. Because it has often reiterated this objection, the RMA merely noted it and then expanded on…

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