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/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Folksam/Bil

    Fack
    Stockholm 20,   Sweden 
  • Publication Date: 1975

Language

  • Swedish

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: 14 p.

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • 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