You wrote on Sat, 26 Nov 2005 05:20:52 -0500:
C> May be they should start building roads out of recycled rubber from
C> tires, then the roads could throw the stones back in retaliation.
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??>> Pebbles catch in the fine sipes of modern tires and are carried in the
??>> tread. As the tire rolls, they abrade the roadways.
??>> Earlier tire designs use coarse zig-zag treads that cannot pick up
??>> small rocks. Car manufacturers should specify tire tread designs that
??>> do no degrade the roads. Only rubber compound should contact the
I seem to recall a project in Ontario a few years ago where some
experimental sections of road were laid with mixtures of asphalt with
granulated tires and/or sulphur. I guess it was not successful because I
have not heard any more about it.