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New EU tyre rating

Thought it would be a good idea to get some new tyres as mine were fast approuching smooth. Normally I get Pirelli's but noticed there's a new EU tyre rating system..

Guide to EU Tyre Labelling - New Legislation from November 2012

I checked the tyres I'm currently running and they were rated at E and F. Ended up getting some Hankook's that were rating B for efficency and B stopping distance. Just wondered peoples opinion on this new system?
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I think the idea is good as a basic comparison for the layman. However I read that the makers give their own tyres the ratings... also makers are now bringing out new tyre models so they look good in the three ratings even if the overall performance isn't so good.
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"Efficiency" according to the EU regulations means fuel efficiency ie. brick hard low rolling resistance eco tyres. Treat these rating with the large sack of salt they deserve. Just bureaucracy and another example of the great EU dictating our lives and way of thinking.

The EU should be a common market, not a common government.....
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