WASHINGTON (Jan. 23, 2015) — As many as seven states are expected to consider legislation this year setting safety standards for used tires and banning the sale of tires that don't meet those standards, according to the Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA), which supports such moves.
For the past several years, the RMA has encouraged the introduction and passage of model legislation it devised to keep unsafe used tires off the road. The RMA defines unsafe as worn out, damaged or exhibiting other unsafe conditions.
“Safety is the highest priority of the tire industry,” said Dan Zielinski, RMA senior vice president-public affairs, regarding used tire legislation. “Laws to stop the sale of worn-out, damaged used tires will help improve highway and motorist safety.”