Massachusetts deliberating over tyre aging law
The US state legislature in Massachusetts is considering a new bill on tyre aging. If brought into force, the new law could make it illegal for passenger vehicles to have tyres over six years old.
Additionally the bill would amend the state’s vehicle emissions testing requirements to include safety testing of most vehicle components. If passed, safety testing would including tyres, brakes, steering, suspension, exhaust systems, lights and seat belts.
The bill, H.B. No. 3016, was introduced in January last year. Several US associations, including the Tire Industry Association, the Rubber Manufacturers Association and the New England Tire & Service Association oppose the bill. (Tire Review)