133-3F- THE DEGREE OF INFLUENCE OF CERTAIN FACTORS PERTAINING TO THE VEHICLE AND THE PAVEMENT ON TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS UNDER WET CONDITIONS

IN COOPERATION WITH THE TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY, SOME 500 WET WEATHER ACCIDENTS WERE STUDIED AND DATA COLLECTED ON SEVERAL VEHICLE, PAVEMENT AND WEATHER VARIABLES. IT WAS FOUND THAT SMALL PAVEMENT TEXTURE, SMALL VEHICLE TREAD DEPTHS, LOW SURFACE FRICTION, HIGH VEHICLE SPEEDS AND HIGH VEHICLE TIRE PRESSURES WERE DOMINANT IN THE ACCIDENTS STUDIED. /AUTHOR/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Texas State Department of Highways & Public Transp

    11th and Brazos Streets
    Austin, TX  USA  78701

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Morgan, R R
    • Ashkar, B
    • Hankins, K D
    • Tutt, P R
  • Publication Date: 1970-9

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00219750
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 1 1971 12:00AM