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Old 24-04-2016, 09:01 PM   #86
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A lot would depend on the size of wheel and vehicle.

"It seems incredible that in 2010 something as fundamental as wheel assemblies being lost from trucks can still be an issue, but the facts speak for themselves. According to a wide-ranging report on the subject by TRL (formerly the Transport and Road Research Laboratory) in 2006 for the DfT, there are 7,500—11,000 wheel-fixing defects every year in the UK alone. Those result in 150—400 wheel detachments, 50—134 of which result in damage-only accidents, 10—27 injury accidents and between three and seven fatalities."

http://www.transportengineer.org.uk/...he-road/21770/
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