Anyone who missed The Telegraph’s really informative article on the new labelling rules for tyres last month, can now catch-up with the newspaper’s online version.
The report focuses on how the tyres regulation, which comes into effect on November 1, will be implemented and also highlights reservations harboured by the industry.
Tristan Young writes: “First it was fridges and washing machines that gained rainbow stickers, and now eco-labelling is coming to car tyres. From the start of November all new tyres will have to carry a sticker (shown right) demonstrating their impact on the environment.
“Although the law comes into effect on November 1, all tyres produced from July 1 will have to carry the new labelling to help consumers become familiar with the EU-wide regulation that comes into force four months later.
“These labels will give drivers an idea of a tyre’s performance. However, while the labelling is being introduced as a “green” measure, there is a contradiction because a tyre’s primary function is to help keep a car on the road in all conditions. So, as an acknowledgement, one of the three measurements on the tyre label will be a safety criterion.”
To read the full report go to http://www.telegraph.co.uk/motoring/green-motoring/9098548/How-to-read-eco-labels-for-tyres.html
Denna Bowman, Head Office