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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Text also in French.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Ministry of Transport, Canada

    Tower C, Place de Ville
    Ottawa, ONo K1A 0N5,   Canada 

    HOVEY & ASSOCIATES. MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT, DIRECTORATE OF ROAD AND MOTOR VEHICLE TRAFFIC SAFETY

    OTTAWA:
    ,    
  • Publication Date: 1974

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 18 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00127972
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-017 291
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 29 1989 12:00AM