ANTISKID PROPERTIES OF ROAD SURFACES

A QUESTIONNAIRE SENT TO ALL 48 STATES AND OTHER HIGHWAY DEPARTMENTS WAS RETURNED BY ALL BUT TWO. THE MAJOR TOPICS ADDRESSED WERE MEANS OF LOCATING DANGEROUS SECTIONS, MEASURING SKID RESISTANCE, AND CURING SLIPPERY ROAD SURFACES. FROM THE SURVEY IT WAS LEARNED THAT (1) APART FROM ICE AND SNOW, SLIPPERY ROAD SURFACES ARE BEING ELIMINATED; (2) MOST SLIPPERY SECTIONS ARE LOCATED EITHER BY INSPECTION OF ACCIDENT RECORDS OR BY VISUAL EXAMINATION OF THE HIGHWAY; (3) THERE IS LITTLE USE OF MECHANICAL MEANS OF MEASURING SKID RESISTANCE; (4) A MAJORITY OF DEPARTMENTS WOULD BE INTERESTED IN BRAKING TESTS TO LOCATE SLIPPERY SECTIONS; AND (5) NEW SEAL COATS WITH AGGREGATE COVER ARE GENERALLY DEPENDED UPON.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 138, pp 29-31
  • Authors:
    • Martin, G E
  • Publication Date: 1947-2

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  • Accession Number: 00207424
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 18 1972 12:00AM