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But tires must wear out in order to work; it's the friction between the tire and the road that allows a tire to do its job, and that friction abrades away the tire's surface.
Tim Trumbull, an environmental specialist with the Iowa Waste Reduction Center at the University of Northern Iowa, further points out that dust can cause low visibility on unpaved roads, abrades sulfonate (tree sap), which act as binders to form a seal over the surface; electrochemical stabilizers derived from sulfonated petroleum, which expel water from the soil and increase compaction; petroleum products, which bind fine particles together; chloride salts, which both attract moisture from the atmosphere and retard its evaporation; and miscellaneous other products including microbiological binders and polymers.
another, and abrades the front surface to reduce its transparency.