An overview of the commercial vehicle research program undertaken by the Province of Ontario to improve the highway safety of articulated vehicles is presented. Accident statistics are examined to determine the extent of various causes of accidents--vehicle instability, mechanical deficiencies, or others. The research program is being developed around the need for safety regulations identified by accident data and vehicle inspections. The process of defining acceptable vehicle performance in terms which can be translated into realistic (enforceable) licensing regulations and inspection procedures is emphasized. A pragmatic approach is described, in which experimental results from vehicle tests and theoretical results from computer simulations will be used to predict acceptable performance criteria for a wide variety of conditions.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Proceedings of a symposium on Commercial Vehicle Braking and Handling.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Highway Safety Research Institute

    Huron Parkway and Baxter Road
    Ann Arbor, MI  United States  48109
  • Authors:
    • Snelgrove, F B
  • Publication Date: 1975

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 33 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00126869
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Highway Safety Research Institute
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 14 1976 12:00AM