SKID RESISTANCE EVALUATION PROGRAM
The purpose of Indiana's skid testing program is to maintain a state-wide inventory of all primary highways with speed limits of 40 mph or higher; to perform special tests on selected sites; to aid in future planning and design of antiskid and durable construction; to provide skid information for counties and cities; and to evaluate high-accident locations. Specific action by the State Highway Commission to satisfy these objectives are presented. They include among others, a comparison of skid numbers on different surfaces skidded in 1975; a comparison of highest and lowest skid numbers; special test evaluation on pavements of different age and surface texture; research for a more safe and durable surface; and other special testing.
- This article appeared in Purdue University Engineering No. 147, which contains the proceedings of the 62nd Annual School held at Purdue University, March 9-11, 1976.
Purdue UniversityRoad School
Lafayette, Indiana, United States 47907
- Owens, P
- Publication Date: 0
- Features: Figures; Tables;
- Pagination: p. 139-151
- TRT Terms: Inventory; Pavement design; Pavement grooving; Pavement performance; Pavements; Primary highways; Safety; Skid resistance tests; Speed limits; Surface course (Pavements); Texture
- Subject Areas: Freight Transportation; Highways; Pavements; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00159618
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: Report No. 147 Proceeding
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Oct 13 1977 12:00AM