SECOND EVALUATION OF SNOWMOBILE SAFETY DEUXIEME EVALUATION DE LA SECURITE DES MOTONEIGES
Controlled tests were conducted on ten snowmobiles ranging from 292 c.c. single cylinder to a 648 c.c. twin cylinder to determine the following: braking ability, turning ability - 5 ft. swerve, turning ability - 90 deg turn, noise level, suitability of lighting, and cold starting ability. General operation over a cross country course gave information on the following parameters: cross country performance, fuel and oil consumption, general durability and safety, and maintenance requirements. The test program was conducted in 1970-71 and repeated in 1972-73 for comparative purposes. Appreciable improvements in many safety related aspects of snowmobiles are noted. However, there was no significant improvement in the overall performance in the areas of braking, swerving and turning. The same noise levels were experienced in both test programs.
- Text also in French.
Ministry of Transport, CanadaTower C, Place de Ville
Ottawa, ONo K1A 0N5, Canada
HOVEY & ASSOCIATES. MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT, DIRECTORATE OF ROAD AND MOTOR VEHICLE TRAFFIC SAFETYOTTAWA:
- Publication Date: 1974
- Features: Figures; Tables;
- Pagination: 18 p.
- TRT Terms: Braking; Consumption; Durability; Evaluation; Fuel consumption; Lighting; Oils; Performance; Safety; Snowmobiles; Sound level; Starting (Driving); Testing; Turning radius
- Uncontrolled Terms: Starting
- Old TRIS Terms: Turning path
- Subject Areas: Energy; Highways; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00127972
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: HS-017 291
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Mar 29 1989 12:00AM