Following their introduction into Japan in mid-1960's, studded tires which where developed to improve the traction force and resistance to skidding on icy pavements have received rapid acceptance. Their wide spread use, however, has been a source of much controversy in the highway community composed of driver, car and tire makers and highway administrators. Pavement wear by studded tires raised now a serious problem. Recently, in addition to the pavement wear, increasing use of studded tires raised questions concerning detrimental effects on environment generated from air pollution and highway noise. The objective of this paper is to assemble the facts that are currently available on the effects of studded tires, and to search a course of further studies.

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 71-80
  • Serial:
    • IATSS Research
    • Volume: 7
    • Publisher: International Association of Traffic and Safety Sciences
    • ISSN: 0386-1112

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00381361
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-035 489
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 29 1984 12:00AM