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4.1 This test method establishes a standard procedure of comparative testing, for tire durability and treadwear, for the use of approving tires under the Administrator's Cooperative Approved Tire List (CATL) (2).
1.1 This test method covers comparative tire durability and treadwear. This test method covers commercially available, over the highway pneumatic tires, new and retreaded, both tube type and tubeless, for use on conventional passenger cars, station wagons, pursuit and emergency high speed and pursuit passenger vehicles, light trucks, medium to heavy truck, trailers, buses, and similar vehicles normally operated on public roads and highways. This test method also covers commercially available, special application light truck tires for operation on non-improved road surfaces.
1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.
1.3 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
1.4 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.
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