REPORT ON ENQUIRIES MADE CONCERNING THE SAFETY OF STEEL- BELTED RADIAL TYRES

This report discusses the enquiries by the department of transport into the reported problems of steel- belted radial tyres in use in Australia. The constructional features of steel- belted radial tyres and the mechanism of the critical failure mode are described. Possible causes of such failures are indicated. The principal conclusions are: (A) Some versions of steel-belted radial tyres marketed in Australia have exhibited higher than normal defect rates. (B) Not all manufacturers have experienced difficulties with tyres of this type. (C) Remedial action by the manufacturers whose products have given trouble has apparently reduced the defect rate to more acceptable levels. The report makes recommendations which include, inter alia, a proposal that a system of recall of suspect tyres should be implemented. Additionally, it is recommended that drivers be made more fully aware of the inflation pressure specifications of tyres fitted to their vehicles and the need for continuing correct maintenance of tyres. (Author/TRRL)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Department of Transport, Australia

    Division of Road Safety
    Adelaide, South Australia  Australia 
  • Publication Date: 1980-1

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 30 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00334649
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB Group Limited
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1981 12:00AM