THE CPSC ROAD TEST OF BICYCLE BRAKING PERFORMANCE EXPERIMENTAL EVALUATION
The brake performance criteria to be published as part of a mandatory regulation on bicycle safety requirements has been evaluated. Fifteen bicycles were tested in accordance with the regulation. A mathematical adjustment of the actual test speed of the bicycle to 24 km/hr (15 mph) is necessary before the weight allowance can be made to the stopping distance in the evaluation of these tests. A danger of injury to the test rider exists during the tests and future efforts should be made toward replacement of these tests with a simpler laboratory procedure.
National Bureau of StandardsEngineering Mechanics Section
Washington, DC United States 20234
- Marlowe, D E
- Publication Date: 1975-8
- Pagination: 32 p.
- TRT Terms: Bicycles; Braking; Consumer protection; Distance; Dynamic braking; Experiments; Hazards; Injuries; Knowledge; Performance evaluations; Reflectorized materials; Regulations; Road tests; Safety; Safety engineering; Speed; Stopping; Testing; Velocity
- Uncontrolled Terms: Criteria; Experience
- Subject Areas: Highways; Law; Safety and Human Factors; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00136694
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: NBSIR-75-755 Final Rpt.
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jul 13 1976 12:00AM