REPORT ON AN INVESTIGATION OF THE HIGH SPEED HAZARDS OF STEEL BELTED RADIAL TIRES ON POLICE PATROL CARS

At least two police fatalities and one permanent disability were caused by catastrophic failures of steel-belted, radial-ply tires during high speed police operations. More than 200 other failures were reported by one State highway patrol department. The report concludes that general-use tires, whether steel-belted radial, fabric-belted radial, bias ply, or bias belted, are not suited to high speed use. It recommends that police departments use for high speed patrol only those models that tire manufacturers have tested and certified for use at speeds of at least 125 miles per hour. Tires of all four types are available for such use.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Library of Congress Catalog Card No. 77-608082.
  • Corporate Authors:

    National Bureau of Standards

    Law Enforcement Standards Laboratory
    Washington, DC  USA  20234

    National Institute of Law Enforce & Criminal Justc

    Washington, DC  USA 
  • Authors:
    • Collard, J J
  • Publication Date: 1977-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 47 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00166382
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NBS-SP-480-18 Final Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 20 1978 12:00AM