COST AND ECONOMIC IMPACT OF TIRE RESERVE LOAD REQUIREMENTS

Inadequate maintenance of proper tire inflation by consumers and low tire reserve loads by auto manufacturers have contributed to unsafe driving conditions and tire failure. This report assesses the cost and economic impact of increased minimum tire reserve load requirements on the auto and tire industries, and the feasibility of regulation implementation for 3%, 5%, 7%, 10% and 12% tire reserve loads. These are analyzed for the years 1981 through 1984. The costs and projections are based on the conditions found in the 1980 vehicle fleet and tire population and upon industry projections of future conditions.

  • Corporate Authors:

    IIT Research Institute

    10 West 35th Street
    Chicago, IL  United States  60616

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Viergutz, O
    • Marek, S
    • Kelley, C
    • WAKELEY, H
  • Publication Date: 1980-10

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 100 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00328869
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: IITRI-T6009-T08 Final Rpt., HS-805 647
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-9-02112
  • Files: HSL, NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 15 1982 12:00AM