BRAKING PERFORMANCE OF MOTOR VEHICLES AS FOUND OPERATING ON PUBLIC HIGHWAYS

SINCE 1941 THE BUREAU OF PUBLIC ROADS HAS CONDUCTED A RESEARCH PROGRAM TO DETERMINE PERIODICALLY THE BRAKING PERFORMANCE LEVELS OF MOTOR VEHICLES OPERATING ON PUBLIC HIGHWAYS. THE RESEARCH IS USED TO PROMOTE IMPROVEMENT IN THE BENEFICAL LEVEL OF BRAKE PERFORMANCE FOR ALL TYPES OF VEHICLES, PROVIDE INFORMATION THAT MAY BE USED IN ESTABLISHING HIGHWAY DESIGN STANDARDS, AND SERVE AS A BASIS FOR REVISING BRAKE PERFORMANCE STANDARDS. THE MOST RECENT STUDY WAS COMPLETED IN NOVEMBER 1963. DURING THE STUDY IT WAS EXPLAINED TO EACH DRIVER THAT THE TESTS WERE VOLUNTARY AND NO PUNITIVE ACTION WOULD BE TAKEN REGARDLESS OF THE CONDITION OF THE VEHICLES BRAKES. THE RESULTS OF THE STUDY INDICATED THAT THE BRAKING PERFORMANCE HAS GENERALLY IMPROVED REGARDLESS OF VEHICLE TYPE, WEIGHT OR CAPACITY. STUDY COVERED TESTS OF BRAKING PERFORMANCES OF BOTH PASSENGER CARS AND COMMERCIAL VEHICLES. /AUTHOR/ REFERENCES' BRAKING PERFORMANCE OF MOTOR VEHICLES AS FOUND OPERATING ON PUBLIC HIGHWAYS, SAMUEL C. TIGNOR, 1965 SAE TRANSACTIONS PP416-438, SAE PUBLICATION NO.937A.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Bpr, 2523-524, SAE NO 937-A
  • Corporate Authors:

    Bureau of Public Roads /US

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Tignor, S C
  • Publication Date: 1964-10

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00222541
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bureau of Public Roads /US
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 1 1994 12:00AM