A CANADIAN SURVEY OF AUTOMOBILE TIRE PRESSURES, TIRE FAILURES AND TIRE MAINTENANCE PRACTICES

Authors
  1. Attwood, D.A.
  2. Williams, R.D.
Corporate Authors
Defence and Civil Inst of Environmental Medicine, Downsview ONT (CAN);Department of Transport, Toronto ONT (CAN) Road Safety Unit
Abstract
The survey was conducted for three reasons. First, to gather a representative sample of automobile tire pressures from across Canada. These data can be used to determine whether out-of-limits pressures are a serious problem requiring a countermeasures program. Second, the survey attempted to relate incidents of out-of-limits tire pressures, with a set of driver characteristics that were thought to be associated with proper vehicle maintenance. The strength of these relationships could suggest the most cost-effective areas for countermeasure development. Finally, the survey sought to obtain cursory information on the number and types of tire failures that occur.
Report Number
79-RSU-40 —
Date of publication
15 Nov 1979
Number of Pages
45
DSTKIM No
80-00689
CANDIS No
88390
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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