The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has proposed a new, more consumer-friendly replacement tire label that would include for the first time information about the tire’s impact on fuel economy and CO2 emission reductions, wet weather traction and tread wear.
|The proposed label. Click to enlarge.|
All three ratings would be prominently displayed on a removable label attached to the replacement tire at the point of sale. The new ratings will also appear on safercar.gov to help consumers compare ratings in advance of tire purchases.
NHTSA is required by the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 to issue a final rule by December 2009.
Proposal for Tire Fuel Efficiency Consumer Information Program