INFLUENCE OF TREAD DEPTH ON WET SKID RESISTANCE OF TIRES

Bald tires have lower skid resistance compared to tires with full tread depth. As could be expected tires with very low tread depths are reported to be more frequently involved in wet weather accidents. An overview of the legal requirements for the minimum value of the tread depth in several countries is given for car as well as truck and bus tires. /Author/

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 136-147
  • Monograph Title: Skidding Accidents: Tires, Vehicles and Vehicle components. Proceedings of a Conference Conducted by the Transportation Research Board, May 2-6, 1977
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00163920
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309025745
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding, HS-021 374, HS-020 126
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Oct 13 1977 12:00AM