Opinion: Tire labels stuck in a rut

London – Almost four years after its introduction, the jury is still very much out whether the EU tire label rating scheme for wet grip, rolling resistance and noise, is doing more harm than good.

Proponents argue that since tire labelling came into force in November 2012, the ratings have given drivers valuable information about the safety and environmental performance of tires.

On the other hand, sceptics and outright opponents believe that tire labels are misleading, not least because they focus on just three of a myriad…

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