The papers in this Special Technical Publication fall into two general categories: measuring and predicting pavement skid resistance characteristics; and strategies for reducing wet weather accidents on highways. The two topics are related since a wet weather safety program is dependent, among other things, on a good skid resistant pavement surface, which in turn requires methods to test, describe, and predict its characteristics. The papers include a comparison of macrotexture measurements, a method to describe texture characteristics beyond a one number descriptor, methods to predict friction performance and accident risk, and methods used in implementing a safety improvement program.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • A symposium sponsored by ASTM Committees E-17 on Traveled Surface Characteristics and D-4 on Road and Paving Materials, Orlando, Florida, 11 December 1980. Includes HS-035 452--HS-035 458.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)

    100 Barr Harbor Drive, P.O. Box C700
    West Conshohocken, PA  United States  19428-2957
  • Publication Date: 1982

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  • Accession Number: 00381287
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: STP 763, HS-035 451, HS-035 452
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 29 1984 12:00AM