Michelin slams ‘unacceptable’ lobbying for tougher tread-depth rules

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Group Michelin has expressed strong opposition to what it calls lobbying for tires to be replaced as soon as the tread depth reaches 3 to 4 millimeters, arguing that to do so would impact consumers negatively and create an environmental problem with no improvement in safety.

In a statement released at the Paris Auto Salon Sept. 29, the French tire-maker said the current legal limit of 1.6 mm (1/16th inch) was “perfectly suited to the challenges of modern motoring.”

Read the source article at Tire Business