Are you and your tyres ready for 2012?

David Hobbs

The countdown to 2012 is well underway but who is actually ready for it?

No, we're not talking Olympics but an event that will still affect many people in the UK, particularly those with a keen interest in rubber.

From November 2012, a new law from the EU compels all new tyres sold to carry information that grades wet braking, rolling resistance and noise levels, using a picture system similar to that already used when buying electrical equipment such as fridges.