Tyre pressure monitoring system for trailers to be mandatory in Germany
In Germany, from July of this year, all trailers with a maximum permissible laden weight of more than 3.5 tonnes should be equipped with a Tyre Pressure Monitoring System. The change is in line with the EU's latest Global Safety Regulation. Germany has already taken the necessary steps to harmonize its legislation with the requirement.
As announced by the German Federal Ministry of Digital Affairs and Transport, Tyre Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS) will be mandatory in the country for all new vehicle type approvals from July 2022 and for all newly registered trailers from July 2024.
This Regulation shall form part of the standards of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe. Thanks to this sensor system, drivers are alerted within ten minutes if the pressure drops by more than 20 per cent or if the system fails.
Klaus Ruff, Deputy Head of Prevention at BG Verkehr, welcomes the new regulation, which will contribute to greater road safety.
“Tyre pressure monitoring systems can also have a positive impact on fuel consumption and tyre life,” says Ruff.
The tyre pressure monitoring system is already a legal requirement in many vehicle categories. However, trailers have so far not been covered by the regulation.
The rule will be mandatory in all EU Member States from 6 July 2022.