RIDING BEHAVIOUR OF MOTORCYCLISTS ON VARIOUS TYPES OF ROAD SURFACE

HET RIJGEDRAG VAN MOTORRIJDERS OP VERSCHILLENDE WEGDEKKEN

The risk of aquaplaning and skidding can be reduced by roughening or trenching the road surface. It is questionable however, to what extent these treatments may influence the riding behaviour of motor cyclists in a negative way. In this study therefore motorcycling on grooved and roughened road surfaces was compared with riding on other, "control" road surfaces. The results led to the following conclusions: (1) trenched and roughened road surfaces may indeed have a negative influence on the riding behaviour of motor cyclists and (2) different sizes of the grooves lead to different effects: narrow grooves at short intervals have very little influence on riding behaviour. /TRRL/

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    Royal Dutch Touring Club ANWB

    Wassenaarseweg 220, P.O. Box 93200
    The Hague,   Netherlands 
  • Authors:
    • Blauw, G J
    • Godthelp, J
  • Publication Date: 1978-3

Language

  • Dutch

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 119-123
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00184288
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Analytic
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 13 1979 12:00AM