REDUCTION OF ACCIDENTS BY PAVEMENT GROOVING

PROVIDING AND MAINTAINING A SKID-RESISTANT SURFACE ON CONCRETE PAVEMENTS IS DISCUSSED. STUDIES OF THE EFFECT OF GROOVING THE PAVEMENT TO REDUCE WET WEATHER ACCIDENTS WERE CONDUCTED. THE OBJECTIVE OF THE STUDIES WAS TO DETERMINE THE EFFICIENCY OF SERRATIONS IN RAISING THE SKID RESISTANCE, TO DETERMINE RESISTANCE OF A GROOVED PAVEMENT TO WEAR AND POLISH OF TRAFFIC, AND TO DETERMINE THE EXTENT OF REDUCTION IN WET WEATHER ACCIDENTS BY SERRATION OF THE PAVEMENT. RESULTS SHOW THAT PAVEMENT GROOVING PARALLEL TO THE CENTER- LINE WILL REDUCE THE WET WEATHER ACCIDENT RATE IN LOW FRICTION VALUE AREAS OF PCC PAVEMENTS. FRICTION VALUE IS RAISED FOLLOWING GROOVING. WEAR AND POLISH OF GROOVED AREAS APPEAR TO DEPEND ON CHARACTERISTICS OF THE PAVEMENT. /AUTHOR/

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 110-125
  • Monograph Title: Control of pavement slipperiness: asphalt pavement cracking
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  • Accession Number: 00218499
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jul 28 1994 12:00AM