FMVSS - 49 CFR 571 87 FR 34800
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards, Consumer Information; Standard Reference Test Tire
|Publication Date:||8 June 2022|
This final rule amends several Federal motor vehicle safety standards and consumer information regulations to update the standard reference test tire (SRTT) used therein. The SRTT is used in those standards and regulations as a baseline tire to rate tire treadwear, define snow tires based on traction performance, and evaluate pavement surface friction. This rule is necessary because the only manufacturer of the currently referenced SRTT ceased production of the tire. Referencing a new SRTT ensures the availability of a test tire for testing purposes.