ARE WORN TYRES A SAFETY RISK?
AER SLITNA DAECK EN SAEKERHETSRISK
The findings of this survey made by an insurance company are: 1. 15.4% of cars have tyres of insufficient tread depth; 2. 21.6% of cars in single vehicle accidents had insufficient tread depth; 3. Of 1970-74 models, 19.7% of cars damaged in accidents had abnormal tyre wear due to faulty alignment or tyre pressure; 4. 22% of cars had tyres of different makes, and 4.7% of different dimensions. It was also found that drivers who had tyres with wear indicators did not know they had them, nor what they looked like. /TRRL/
Stockholm 20, Sweden
- Publication Date: 1975
- Features: Figures; Photos;
- Pagination: 14 p.
- TRT Terms: Alignment; Automobiles; Crashes; Depth; Highway safety; Measurement; Pressure; Size; Surveys; Tire treads; Tires; Wear
- ITRD Terms: 1643: Accident; 6499: Depth; 6136: Measurement; 1381: Tyre; 1392: Tyre tread; 5293: Wear
- Subject Areas: Geotechnology; Highways; Materials; Safety and Human Factors; Vehicles and Equipment; I91: Vehicle Design and Safety;
- Accession Number: 00137562
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI)
- Files: ITRD, TRIS
- Created Date: Oct 26 1976 12:00AM