ECONOMIC EVALUATION OF SLIPPERY ROAD SURFACE SYSTEMS FOR DRIVER TRAINING SITES (EKONOMISK BEDOEMNING AV HALKSYSTEM FOER TRAFIKOEVNINGSPLATSER)
An important aspect of driver training in a country such as Sweden is practice driving on a slippery surface simulating an ice covered road. Unfortunately, few facilities presently exist for such training. Studies are underway, however, to determine the optimum surface for training sites, taking into account the two major factors involved: creating a surface that will adequately simulate a slippery road such as those encountered in normal winter driving and finding a surface whose use will be justified from a financial standpoint. The present report examines efforts currently underway in Sweden and in other countries to solve the above-mentioned problems. So far, no completely satisfactory solution has been found. The following alternatives are currently under study: asphalt concrete with pitch seal; poured asphalt; cement concrete; basalt; artificially frozen surface. The first four of these surfaces are covered with water, polymer material, or fat/oil to make them slippery. The economic aspects of maintaining these surfaces are difficult to judge since experience is limited. Other economic aspects are examined in detail.
- Text in Swedish. Also pub. as ISSN-0347-6049.
- Carlsson, H E
- Publication Date: 1980
- Pagination: 27 p.
- Accession Number: 00346050
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: VTI/MEDDELANDE-219
- Files: NTIS
- Created Date: Jan 29 1982 12:00AM