35. The expert from the European Commission presented GRRF-79-35, informing the experts of GRRF about a study on safety-related aspects of tyre use.
GRRF-79-35 | European Commission study on tyre use
Document Title: European Commission study on tyre use
Document Reference Number: GRRF-79-35
The overall aim of the study is to propose policy options concerning the use of tyres for improvement of traffic safety. Centrally to this, is the idea that end users need to make the correct assessment in relation to the tyre condition in order to achieve a level of safety as high as possible. Within this context, the tyre condition is considered in relation to technical elements (tyre inflation pressure, tyre tread depth, tyre damage, tyre age, and meteorological influences) and one information element (driver awareness). The study addresses the topics of tyre usage and the impact on road safety (which are the potential safety improvements related to tyre usage from a technical perspective) and how can road users be supported to use tyres that have a better safety performance by policy options.