POSSIBLE LOSS OF DIRECTIONAL CONTROL WHEN DRIVING ON SECTIONS OF SANDED, PRIMED SURFACE ON HIGHWAY CURVES

The report investigates possible driver-vehicle behavior when an abrupt change from a high friction sealed pavement to an adjacent section of primed and sanded surface occurs on a road curve. In particular, it examines the possibility of the change in friction properties along the curve producing a potential loss of directional control situation. It is concluded that the change in surface can indirectly lead to skidding. As a consequence, it must be regarded as a hazard which should be indicated by appropriate warning signs.

  • Corporate Authors:

    ARRB Group Limited

    500 Burwood Highway
    Vermont South, Victoria    3133
  • Authors:
    • McLean, J R
  • Publication Date: 1973-10

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 21 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00099037
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Highway Safety Research Institute
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ARR 12
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Oct 18 1975 12:00AM