Friday, 27 February 2009

Quieter tyres for cars

A political agreement has been reached in the EU to introduce quieter tyres for cars. Rolling resistance will also be improved, leading to better energy efficiency. However tyres for HGV's are largely unaffected, which means that noise levels by the busiest roads, like urban motorways, will continue to cause problems for residents living nearby them.
This decision has led to protests from environmental lobbying groups like Transport and Environment who argue that an opportunity has been missed to address the problems of traffic noise that are estimated to affect the health of 210 million Europeans.

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