Type Approval Requirements for the General Safety of Motor Vehicles

17-11-2008

The study provides an assessment of the impacts of the proposal for a Regulation concerning type approval requirements for the general safety of motor vehicles (COM(2008)316 – 2007/0243(COD). The report analyses Tyre Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS), Low Rolling Resistance (TLRR) and Tyre Wet Grip (TWG) requirements focusing on financial implication for manufacturers, repercussions on consumer retail prices, expected road safety benefits (casualty reductions, and other indirect benefits e.g. healthcare savings) and environmental benefits. In addition to this, alternative instruments to more effectively achieve the safety and environmental objectives are proposed.

The study provides an assessment of the impacts of the proposal for a Regulation concerning type approval requirements for the general safety of motor vehicles (COM(2008)316 – 2007/0243(COD). The report analyses Tyre Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS), Low Rolling Resistance (TLRR) and Tyre Wet Grip (TWG) requirements focusing on financial implication for manufacturers, repercussions on consumer retail prices, expected road safety benefits (casualty reductions, and other indirect benefits e.g. healthcare savings) and environmental benefits. In addition to this, alternative instruments to more effectively achieve the safety and environmental objectives are proposed.

Išorės autorius

Esteban Cañibano Álvarez (Project director) (FUNDACIÓN CIDAUT, Valladolid, Spain) with contributions from Luis de Prada Martín, Miguel Ángel Morcillo, Gonzalo García and Antonio Hidalgo