New legislation to reduce car tyre noise will take a step closer next month as the European Commission votes on the proposal aimed at achieving a greener environment.
The Department for Transport (DfT) have given their support for lower rolling resistance and lower noise tyres, as set out in the EU proposal for regulation concerning type-approval requirements for the safety of motor vehicles.
The DfT have just published an Impact Assessment which details the aims of the proposed regulation, including lowering CO2 emissions; reducing tyre noise and the associated cost of annoyance and ill health.
The EU proposal also aims to reduce the regulatory burden on industry through the repeal of 50 Directives, and their amendments, on general vehicle safety and on tyre noise, and consolidate them into this one Regulation.
Environmental Protection UK commented: ‘We are encouraged to see DfT supporting measures that provide some of the tools for achieving a cleaner, quieter UK.’