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Has the transportation safety community discussed tire tread debris ?

@inproceedings{Hammond2009HasTT,
  title={Has the transportation safety community discussed tire tread debris ?},
  author={Paula J. Hammond},
  year={2009}
}
Trucking fleets and owners of commercial vehicles utilize both new and retread tires on their vehicles in the United States. Retread tires are used primarily for the cost advantage they provide over a similar new tire. Despite the advantages that retreaded tires may bring, public perception is that retread tires are less safe than new tires as evidenced by the amount of tire debris frequently found on the sides of U.S. Interstate highways. During summer 2007, the University of Michigan… 

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