FULL SCALE TRIAL ON THE RAISING OF THE MAXIMUM SPEED LIMIT FOR NEW TOURING BUSES

GROSSVERSUCH ZUR ANHEBUNG DER HOECHSTGESCHWINDIKEIT FUER NEUERE REISEBUSSE

The author describes a full scale test being carried out by the Bundesanstalt fuer Strassenwesen from 1977 to 1981 on Federal German motorways, in which the advantages and drawbacks of a general raising of the permitted maximum speed for buses to 100 km/h are to be set out. The report indicates the problems to be considered and the studies anticipated: studies of accidents which take account of the following variables - accident rate, severity, type, cause, and those involved - will be compared with actual accident events. The technical requirements of the "Tempo 100 Bus", the new generation power omnibus, are explained with reference to active safety (engine and braking efficiency, tyre quality, handling in emergencies) and occupant protection (seating, belts, luggage storage). The author also deals with the behaviour of and stress on the bus driver and other road users resulting from raising the maximum speed. These are to be calculated by means of real measurements and simulation models. (TRRL)

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • From Sicherheit und Wirtschaftlichkeit im fuhrpark.
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    Verlag TUeV Rheinland

    Institut fuer Unfallforshung-Bericht
    Cologne,   Germany 
  • Authors:
    • Burow, K
  • Publication Date: 1979

Language

  • German

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00317089
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bundesanstalt für Straßenwesen (BASt)
  • ISBN: 3-931059-57-7
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 15 1981 12:00AM