senate Bill S1248

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Requires the date of manufacture to be imprinted on tires

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S1248 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง375, V & T L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S7002

S1248 - Summary

Requires the date of manufacture to be imprinted on tires; provides exceptions for certain tires.

S1248 - Sponsor Memo

S1248 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  1248

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 6, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. ADDABBO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation

AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in  relation  to  requiring
  dates of manufacture on tires

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1.  Legislative  intent.  The  legislature  hereby  finds  and
declares  that  tires  have  a  limited service life regardless of tread
depth and use. Aged tires are  often  unsuspectingly  put  into  service
after  having  served  as  a  spare, stored in garages or warehouses, or
simply used on a vehicle that is infrequently driven. In many  instances
these  tires  show no visible signs of deterioration. Research has shown
that tread belt separations in aged tires have caused  nearly  50  acci-
dents, with at least 37 fatalities and 35 serious injuries. The legisla-
ture  also finds that the tire age can be determined through decoding of
the required department of transportation number molded into the side of
a tire; however, the department of transportation date coding is  diffi-
cult  to read and can be confusing to the consumer. The National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration is currently conducting research  on  tire
aging  and  is  studying consumer advisories. Therefore, the legislature
finds and declares that in absence of any federal regulations, it is  in
the  best  interest of the state to require manufacturers to display the
date of manufacture on both sides of any tires sold in  this  state,  as
well  as  to implement a public outreach campaign to inform consumers of
the dangers of operating a motor vehicle with aged tires.
  S 2. Subdivision 35 of section 375 of the vehicle and traffic  law  is
amended by adding a new paragraph (d) to read as follows:
  (D)(I) NO TIRE SHALL BE MANUFACTURED, DISTRIBUTED, OFFERED FOR SALE OR
SOLD IN THIS STATE FOR USE ON A PASSENGER VEHICLE, MULTI-PURPOSE PASSEN-
GER VEHICLE OR LIGHT TRUCK UNLESS A DATE OF MANUFACTURE IS CLEARLY MOLD-
ED  ON  BOTH SIDES OF THE TIRE IN A NON-CODED FASHION.  FOR THE PURPOSES

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02022-01-1

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