EFFECTS OF STUDDED TIRE USAGE IN OHIO

TO DETERMINE WHAT RELATIONSHIP MAY EXIST BETWEEN PAVEMENT WEAR AND THE USE OF STUDDED TIRES, THE DEPARTMENT CONDUCTED A FIELD STUDY DURING THE WINTER OF 1971-72. THIS INFORMATION WAS COMPARED WITH PAVEMENT WEAR DATA REPORTED BY OTHER AGENCIES. COMPUTATIONS OF FUTURE MAINTENANCE COSTS JUST TO REPAIR STUDDED TIRE DAMAGE ON OHIO PAVEMENTS INDICATE A POTENTIAL TOTAL COST OF ABOUT $35,000,000 OVER THE NEXT TEN YEARS IF THE PAST RATE OF INCREASE IN THE USE OF STUDS CONTINUES. THIS COST WOULD BE CONSIDERED EXCESSIVE EVEN IF SOME BENEFITS FOR THE USE OF TIRE STUDS COULD BE CONFIRMED.

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  • Pagination: 39 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00207569
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 5 1973 12:00AM