BTMA: Tyre ageing issue needed clarity
The British Tyre Manufacturers Association (BTMA) has welcomed government’s decision to ban 10 year old front axle truck and bus tyres, particularly because it sheds light on the issue of tyre ageing.
Commenting on behalf of the association, Karl Naylor, BTMA chair, said: “The BTMA welcomes government’s decision on tyre ageing: clarity was needed after years of uncertainty. The proposed measures strike a pragmatic balance between differing views and reflect the critical nature of front axle fitments.”
In addition, Naylor welcomed the equal treatment of retreads under the law: “We are delighted that retreaded tyres are treated equally to first-life tyres, validating their safety credentials.”