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.
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- This research was supported by a grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation Centers Program.
Mack-Blackwell Transportation CenterUniversity of Arkansas, 4190 Bell Engineering Center
Fayetteville, AR United States 72701
Little Rock, AR United States 72209
- Gattis, J L
- Nelson, S
- Tubbs, J D
- Publication Date: 1998-9
- Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
- Pagination: 87 p.
- TRT Terms: Acceleration (Mechanics); Distance; Intersections; Railroad grade crossings; School buses; Sight distance; Speed; Time
- Uncontrolled Terms: Characteristics
- Subject Areas: Highways; Railroads; Vehicles and Equipment; I91: Vehicle Design and Safety;
- 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