California enacts used tire law backed by USTMA

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SACRAMENTO — California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed into law a bill that forbids the installation of unsafe used tires on vehicles in the state.

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Michelin: Wet grip testing at 1.6mm will provide greater transparency

The debate over how much tread depth is sufficient and recommendable has been going on for years. While some tyre makers and motoring groups support changing the legal minimum tread depth to 3mm as a move towards greater peace of mind, Michelin has been a vocal advocate of not only keeping 1.6mm the legal minimum but of actually using tyres right down to this tread depth. It is also one of a growing number of parties calling for legislation that informs consumers how tyres perform when worn.

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Texas legislature passes second used tire bill

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AUSTIN, Texas—For the second time since 2017, the Texas legislature has passed a bill prohibiting the installation of unsafe used tires on highway vehicles.

The bill, Texas Senate Bill 511, makes it illegal for sellers to install tires that have 1/16-inch tread or less; that have damage exposing steel belts or other internal components, or that have visible sidewall bulges or improper repairs.

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Hankook Tire share driver tips for National Tire Safety Week

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Hankook Tire is rolling out five tips for drivers as we celebrate National Tire Safety Week from May 20-27, 2019.

Hosted by the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA), National Tire Safety Week is a perennial initiative that educates motorists about tire care, safety and maintenance, including the potential dangers of unsafe used tires.

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RPRA Outlines its Mandate at OTDA

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“The RPRA is responsible for creating and maintaining an electronic registry, overseeing and enforcing compliance by producers and service providers (collectors, haulers, retreaders, and processors),” explained Patrick Moran, Registrar of the Resource Productivity & Recovery Authority.

The Resource Productivity and Recovery Authority (RPRA) is the regulatory body created by the Ontario government to enforce the new IPR requirements.

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Key milestone achieved in transition of tire recycling program

The Resource Productivity and Recovery Authority, working with the tire industry, achieved a key milestone in the transition of Ontario’s tire recycling program. Approximately 34 million tires representing 93% of tires reported to Ontario Tire Stewardship (OTS) between 2014 and 2016 were reported to the Authority by the August 31 deadline.

“This is an important achievement in transitioning the Used Tires Program to individual producer responsibility under the new Tires Regulation,” said Patrick Moran, the Authority’s Registrar. …

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Ontario Used Tire Collection Data – 2015, 2016 & 2017

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Consistent with the approved Used Tires Program Wind-Up Plan (WUP), OTS has prepared an analysis of used tire collection in different areas of the province for 2015, 2016 and 2017. This information is presented by used tire type and reflects the number of units of each used tire type picked-up from Collectors in each geographic zone.

The zones have been designed to offer a more detailed picture of where used tires are generated in the province, while still protecting the sensitive business information of Collectors and Haulers in/servicing these areas.

OTS 2015 – 2017 Used Tire Collection Data
(Note: the data will download as an Excel file)

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Executive Interview: Michelin North America’s Joanie Martin, Chief Administrative Officer

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Tire Review Editor Patti Renner Hoying sat down with Joanie Martin of Michelin North America at the 2018 Movin’ On conference in Montreal to talk about the company’s goals, structural and distribution changes and her new role within the organization. Earlier this year, …

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USTMA Pushes for Support of Ohio Unsafe Used Tire Bill

It’s no secret that unsafe used tires put consumers in danger and many tire dealers’ reputations at risk.

And to promote that message during National Tire Safety Week, The U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association joined Ohio state legislators Tuesday morning to support a bill that would prevent the installation of unsafe used tires on Ohio vehicles.

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Michelin shines spotlight on worn tire testing video – Roadshow

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Michelin shines spotlight on worn tire testing Flogging worn tires in wet conditions further proves that all tires aren’t created equal. 

 

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