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.
ARRB Group Ltd.Vermont South, Victoria Australia
- McLean, J R
- Publication Date: 1973-10
- Features: Figures; References; Tables;
- Pagination: 21 p.
- TRT Terms: Automated vehicle control; Behavior; Drivers; Friction; Highway curves; Pavements; Skid resistance; Skidding; Surface course (Pavements); Texture; Warning systems
- Old TRIS Terms: Frictional properties
- Subject Areas: Highways; Pavements; Safety and Human Factors;
- 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