RMA submits changes to NHTSA

Jan. 30, 2001

The Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA) is urging the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to eliminate the maximum inflation pressure listed on tire sidewalls.

"The current listing of the maximum pressure on tires is not the recommended normal inflation pressure," says RMA President and CEO Donald Shea.

Other RMA recommendations include placing placards listing proper inflation pressure in the same position in every vehicle rather than at random locations; placing Tire Identification Numbers (TIN) on the "intended outboard" side of tires instead of on both sides; and changing tire load capacity information now listed on tire sidewalls to a load index number.