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Tire registration: voluntary or mandatory? Readers respond

Each month we ask members of our National Advisory Council (NAC) a question or questions on a current hot topic. This month we asked, “What are your thoughts on tire registration? Do you believe it should be made mandatory or remain voluntary?” Here are some of their responses

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Senate says yes to tire registration

The U.S. Senate passed a long-term federal highway bill that includes mandatory tire registration and other tire-related rules advocated by the Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA.)

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TIA and safety advocates unite to reform tire registration process

The Tire Industry Association (TIA) and non-profit advocacy organizations The Safety Institute and Families for Safer Recalls have united to challenge federal lawmakers to pursue an automated process for tire recalls rather than mandatory tire registration for independent tire dealers.

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Tire registration bill begins its journey

Legislation that would make tire registration mandatory has cleared its first hurdle, a vote by the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation. That committee’s work will be combined with other bills, including one already passed by the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, and ultimately drafted into the Surface Transportation Reauthorization Bill, more commonly referred to as “the highway bill.”

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SEMA: Improve technology for tire registration

In light of legislation supported by the Rubber Manufacturers Association — and opposed by the Tire Industry Association — calling for mandatory tire registration, Modern Tire Dealer asked the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) for its take on the matter.

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Tire registration and legislation

Legislation should be the last resort when attempting to solve problems. Legislation is the lazy man’s way of getting things done. Legislation causes more grief in the long term than common sense does.

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TIA opposes tire registration language

The Tire Industry Association (TIA) opposes tire registration language in the six-year highway funding bill proposed by the U.S. Department of Transportation.

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