THE BRAKE PEDAL FORCE CAPABILITY OF ADULT FEMALES

A SURVEY OF THE BRAKE PEDAL FORCE CAPABILITY OF 105 WOMEN WAS PERFORMED UTILIZING TWO STATIONARY PASSENGER AUTOMOBILES AS TEST VEHICLES. RESULTS SHOWED THAT OVER 50% OF THE TEST SUBJECTS COULD NOT ACHIEVE AN AVERAGE SUSTAINED BRAKE PEDAL FORCE OF 200 POUNDS, A VALUE WHICH IS CONSIDERED AN ACCEPTABLE BRAKING SYSTEM INPUT FORCE UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS OF THE CURRENT FEDERAL SAFETY STANDARD FOR BRAKING SYSTEM PERFORMANCE. SERIOUS CONSIDERATION SHOULD BE GIVEN TO REDUCING THE 200 POUND PEDAL FORCE. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Note 557, 27 PP
  • Corporate Authors:

    National Bureau of Standards /US

    ,    

    Government Printing Office

    Superintendent of Documents
    Washington, DC  USA  20402-9325
  • Authors:
    • RADLINSKI, R W
    • Price, J I
  • Publication Date: 1970-10

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  • Accession Number: 00223419
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 11 1971 12:00AM