IS THE SO-CALLED "MIXING OF TYRES" PERMISSIBLE?

IST DIE SOGENANNTE "MISCHBEREIFUNG" ZULAESSIG?

WHERE TRAFFIC CHECKS ARE CARRIED OUT, SOME VEHICLES IDENTIFIED ARE FITTED WITH MIXED SETS OF TYRES, WHICH DEMONSTRATES DIFFERENT DRIVING BEHAVIOUR PATTERNS. THERE ARE MANY POSSIBLE COMBINATIONS. EXPERTS SEE A DANGEROUS SITUATION ARISING FROM THE MIXING OF TYRE TYPES. TRAFFIC LAWS DO NOT RECOGNISE THE EXPRESSION "TYRE MIXING", BUT LAY DOWN, THAT THE SIZE AND TYPE OF TYRES SHOULD CONFORM TO THE RELEVANT CONDITIONS OF USE. A PROHIBITION IN THE USE OF MIXED TYRES CAN ONLY BE INDIRECTLY READ FROM THE REGULATION THAT, VEHICLES SHOULD BE SO CONSTRUCTED AND FITTED, THAT THEIR BEHAVIOUR IN TRAFFIC SHOULD INJURE NO ONE AND SHOULD ONLY GIVE RISE TO THE MINIMUM UNAVOIDABLE LEVEL OF DANGER. LEGAL OPINION IS DIVIDED. IT VARIES BETWEEN ACQUITTAL, BECAUSE NO SPECIFIC RULE FORBIDS THE USE OF MIXED TYRES, AND CONVICTION, BECAUSE THE MIXING OF TYRES HAS AN IMPORTANT INFLUENCE ON VEHICLE HANDLING. THE AUTHOR CALLS FOR A CLARIFICATION FROM THE FEDERAL GERMAN MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT OF THE QUESTION OF FITTING MIXED TYRES ON CARS.

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  • Accession Number: 01304487
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bundesanstalt für Straßenwesen (BASt)
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Nov 21 2010 9:58AM