National Highway Traffic Safety Administration August 5, 2021 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Standard Reference Test Tire
Document Number: 2021-15361
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-08-05
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document proposes amendments to 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 proposed 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.