Can electronic stability control replace studded tyres?
Journal article, Peer reviewed
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Original versionAccident Analysis and Prevention. 2015, 85 (December), 170-176. 10.1016/j.aap.2015.09.012
Based on recent studies, this paper examines whether an increased use of electronic stability control can replace studded tyres. A re-analysis of a study that evaluated the effects on accidents of changes in the use of studded tyres in major cities in Norway is presented. It is found that if all cars have electronic stability control, the use of studded tyres can be reduced to about 15 percent before any increase in the number of accidents occurs. Even if studded tyres were eliminated entirely, any increase in the number of accidents is likely to be considerably smaller than it would have been if electronic stability control had never been invented.