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.
- Library of Congress Catalog Card No. 77-608082.
National Bureau of StandardsLaw Enforcement Standards Laboratory
Washington, DC United States 20234
National Institute of Law Enforce & Criminal JustcWashington, DC United States
- Collard, J J
- Publication Date: 1977-6
- Pagination: 47 p.
- TRT Terms: Durability; Failure; Fatalities; Hazards; Highway safety; Motor vehicles; Police; Police vehicles; Radial ply tires; Recommendations; Speed; Tires; Traffic crashes; Traffic speed; Velocity
- Uncontrolled Terms: Motor vehicle accidents
- Old TRIS Terms: Radial tires
- Subject Areas: Geotechnology; Highways; Materials; Research; Safety and Human Factors; Security and Emergencies; Vehicles and Equipment;
- 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