Problem setting. Despite the enormous number of human casualties in transport accidents, as well as the enormous human toll, it is important to recognize the importance of transport safety. Unfortunately, for the time being, neither the authorities nor the public have this understanding. In particular, this is evidenced by the fact that there are practically no regulatory acts that are directly aimed at solving the problem of transport safety. There is no transport safety law, no proper concept and strategy for transport safety.
Abstract This paper pointed out the risks resulting from both improper cargo securing and trailer lashings material properties. Paper presents method used for strap testing of under different environmental conditions. Obtained results confirm initial authors assumption that there is a relationship between the humidity and straps mechanical and rheological properties. Effects of the work will be used to build a numerical model and to simulate the behaviour of straps under different climatic, road and utility conditions.