RIDING BEHAVIOR OF MOTORCYCLISTS AS INFLUENCED BY PAVEMENT CHARACTERISTICS

In order to prevent aquaplaning and skidding pavements can be grooved or roughened. However, it is not exactly known whether such treatments might negatively influence riding behavior of motorcyclists. In this study riding a motorcycle on roughened and grooved pavements was compared with riding on normal asphalt and cobbles. Overall results of objective and subjective data seem to justify the following conclusions: (1) grooved and roughened pavements indeed may influence riding behavior of motorcyclists negatively and (2) in the case of grooves, differences in groove dimensions lead to different effects: small grooves with small interspaces hardly showed an effect.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • SAE Special Publication SP-428; Motorcycle Dyn and Rider Control, SAE Int Automotive Engineering Congress and Exposition, Detroit, Michigan, Fed 27-Mar 3, 1978.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers

    400 Commonwealth Drive
    Warrendale, PA  USA  15096
  • Authors:
    • Blaauw, G J
    • Godthelp, J
  • Publication Date: 1978-2

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  • Accession Number: 00183271
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE SP-428
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 29 1978 12:00AM