Collisions with utility poles
- Published: Department of Infrastructure and Transport, Australian Government, 1979
- Authors: J C Fox, M C Good And P N Joubert
- Date Added: 26 Jun 2013
- Last Update: 23 Jul 2013
To examine vehicle collisions with utility poles and identify countermeasures
A comparison of tyre tread depths of vehicles involved in collisions with a random sample of vehicles in petrol stations.
The tread depth from 898 vehicles which were involved in accidents were compared with the tread depth of 627 vehicles that had not been.
The risk of being involved in a collision in wet and dry weather condition increased with tread depths below 3mm.
There was no statistically significant difference between the relative risk of an accident between wet and dry conditions.
The study did not examine or control for any confounding factors.
Tyres, tread depth