ASSESSMENT OF VEHICLE HANDLING WHEN CROSSING TWO TYPES OF BUS LANE DELINEATOR

The effects on vehicle handling of two types of bus lane delineator have been assessed. One type of delineator consists of a rubber strip roughly triangular in cross-section. The other type consists of a hollow collapsible post 900 mm in height. It is shown that the rubber strip delineator poses severe handling problems for two wheel vehicles under wet conditions at small crossing angles. Larger vehicles had very little difficulty in crossing these delineators. The plastic posts have little or no effect on vehicle stability if hit a glancing blow. A direct hit by a two-wheeled vehicle can dislodge the post and lead to loss of vehicle control.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Transport and Road Research Laboratory

    Old Wokingham Road
    Crowthorne RG11 6AU, Berkshire,   England 
  • Authors:
    • WATTS, G R
  • Publication Date: 1977

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; References;
  • Pagination: 10 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00163823
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SR282 Monograph
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Dec 27 1977 12:00AM