ERJ staff report (DS)
London -- The Campaign for Better Tyres, officially launched by UK Transport Minister Norman Baker in London today (29th March), is dedicated to encouraging drivers across Europe to choose energy efficient, low noise and safe tyres.
A spokeswoman said, "The campaign is being run by national charity Environmental Protection UK with funding from the UK-based EsmÃ©e Fairbairn Foundation and the European Federation for Transport and Environment. Environmental Protection UK was one of a consortium of NGOs, organised by the European Federation for Transport and Environment, that lobbied for the introduction of stricter type approval standards for tyres and mandatory tyre labelling.
James Grugeon, Environmental Protection UK chief executive, said, "Better tyres can help us save money, help cut carbon emissions and improve public health."
UK Transport Minister Norman Baker said, "'Tyre legislation sets minimum safety and environmental standards but the consumer is still faced with a wide range of products to choose from. This new information will enable consumers to make an informed purchase decision and to choose safer, quieter, and more fuel efficient tyres."
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Press release from Environmental Protection UK
Campaign home page from Better Tyres
Website of Transport & Environment
website of EsmÃ©e Fairbairn Foundation