An investigation into the effects of tyre tread depth on wet road braking and cornering performance

  • Published: The British Rubber Manufacturer’s Association, 2003
  • Authors: MIRA
  • Date Added: 26 Jun 2013
  • Last Update: 26 Jun 2013


Establish the influence of tyre tread on a vehicle’s adherence in cornering and braking tests


Track testing

Key Findings:

  • Lower tyre tread depths increased stopping distances in wet conditions on both asphalt and concrete surfaces.

  • At lower tread depths a vehicle’s cornering performance was reduced in wet conditions due to the reduced adhesion


Tyres, tread depth, wet weather, stopping distances


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