SCHOOL BUS ACCELERATION CHARACTERISTICS

Research was conducted to collect speed, time, and distance data for Type C and D ("full size") school buses accelerating from a stopped position. Most of the tests were conducted on level terrain. By combining the knowledge of how quickly a school bus can accelerate with assumed speeds of oncoming through-street vehicles, the needed intersection sight distance can be calculated. Another application of the findings is analyzing departure sight distance at railroad grade crossings used by school buses.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 87 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00757905
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MBTC FR 1054-2,, FHWA/AR-98-009,, Final Report
  • Contract Numbers: DTRS92-G-0013
  • Files: UTC, NTL, TRIS, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 28 2001 12:00AM