Part-worn tyres

In recent years there has been a significant increase in the demand for part-worn (second hand) tyres in Ireland. On the 8th of November the Road Safety Authority (RSA) launched a public consultation to seek the views of members of the public, industry and other interested parties on the options available for part-worn tyres. The consultation will close on 20th December 2013.

What is this consultation about?

The RSA is carrying out a public consultation in order to establish whether or not there is a need to introduce controls and minimum standards for part worn tyres before they can be offered for sale and fitted to vehicles. The RSA proposal looks at ways to improve the standard of part worn tyres. The measures proposed include raising public awareness on using part-worn tyres, the introduction of regulations setting minimum tread depth and condition, and the use of labelling and certification so that purchasers have full information if purchasing these tyres.

Your comments

The consultation document Part-worn tyres Public Consultation is available to download here(DOC).

The consultation period begins on 8th November 2013 and the closing date for submissions is the 20th December 2013.

Feedback for this consultation should be sent to:

Part Worn Tyres Consultation,
Vehicle Standards,
Moy Valley Business Park,
Primrose Hill,
Ballina,
Co. Mayo.

Or

E-mail: pwtconsultation@rsa.ie

Tel No: 096 25014