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These Regulations further amend the Motor Vehicles Tyres (Safety) Regulations 1984.
Regulation 4 of the 1984 Regulations (amongst other things) made it an offence for a person to supply a retreaded tyre unless it complied with the requirements of British Standard BS AU 144b: 1977. The 1984 Regulations are amended so that:
(a)until 1st December 1995, it will be permissible to supply a retreaded tyre if it complies with British Standard number BS AU 144b: 1977, BS AU 144c: 1988, BS AU 144d: 1988 or BS AU 144e: 1988; and
(b)on or after that date it will be an offence to supply such a tyre unless it complies with British Standard number BS AU 144e: 1988.
Provision is made for retreaded tyres which satisfy the requirements of, or are recognised by, other member States of the European Community.
Regulation 6 of the 1984 Regulations exempted used retreaded tyres from the requirements of regulation 4 if they were marked with the number BS AU 144b. This exemption will no longer depend on a tyre being marked.
A compliance cost assessment has been prepared and copies can be obtained from the Department of Transport, Room C19/08, 2 Marsham Street, London SW1P 3EB. A copy has been placed in the library of each House of Parliament.
Copies of the British Standards can be obtained from the British Standards Institution, Sales Department, Linford Wood, Milton Keynes MK14 6LE (telephone: 0908 221166).