A Synthesis Report: Value of Pavement Smoothness and Ride Quality to Roadway Users and the Impact of Pavement Roughness on Vehicle Operating Costs

This report focuses on pavement roughness and the value attached to pavement smoothness. It discusses the importance of ride quality to highway users and looks at factors affecting ride quality perception. It also examines vehicle operating costs and how roughness contributes to fuel and oil consumption, tire wear, maintenance and repair costs, and vehicle depreciation.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 20p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01612341
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NCAT Report 16-03
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 3 2016 3:43PM