TRUCK ACCELERATION STUDY: FINAL REPORT
In response to an Alberta accident involving a collision between an oil tank truck and a freight train, the Transportation Safety Board recommended that provincial authorities require that tank trucks placarded for the transport of dangerous goods stop at all public crossings before proceeding. As a result, Transport Canada conducted a study of truck acceleration times across a test area simulating the crossing and clearing of one to four sets of railway tracks. The study was performed to ascertain the time for a truck/trailer to accelerate from a stopped position to a fixed distance further down the road. The time-to-distance analysis is used to determine whether the truck/trailer can successfully cross an at-grade railway crossing within the railways' 10-second sight-line rule for visibility at road/railway crossings in Canada. This report presents the results of the truck/trailer acceleration trials.
Transport Dangerous Goods DirectorateOttawa, Ontario, Canada
- Kendall, K
- Publication Date: 1995
- Pagination: 38 p.
- TRT Terms: Acceleration (Mechanics); Railroad grade crossings; Truck crashes
- Old TRIS Terms: Acceleration response
- Subject Areas: Highways; Railroads; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00721730
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jun 4 1996 12:00AM