1967 FLORIDA SKID CORRELATION STUDY

THE TENNESSEE HIGHWAY RESEARCH PROGRAM IN COOPERATION WITH THE BUREAU OF PUBLIC ROADS PARTICIPATED WITH A SKID TEST TRAILER AND A STOPPING DISTANCE VEHICLE IN THE FLORIDA SKID CORRELATION STUDY OF 1967. THIS REPORT PRESENTS THE FINDINGS OF THIS STUDY WITH EMPHASIS ON THE PERFORMANCE OF THE TENNESSEE VEHICLES. THE PRINCIPLE OBJECTIVE OF THE SKID TRAILER PORTION OF THE STUDY WAS TO EVALUATE THE DEGREE OF STANDARDIZATION ACHIEVED BY TRAILER TESTS INDICATE GOOD REPRODUCIBILITY WITHIN THE INDIVIDUAL TRAILERS AND FAIR CORRELATION BETWEEN SOME OF THE TRAILERS. HOWEVER, STATISTICAL DIFFERENCES STILL EXIST IN THE RESULTS OBTAINED BY VIRTUALLY ALL OF THE EQUIPMENT USED IN THIS STUDY. THE RESULTS OF THE STOPPING DISTANCE TESTS WERE MORE ENCOURAGING THAN THOSE OF THE TRAILER TESTS. OF THE FIVE AUTOMOBILES PARTICIPATING IN THIS PHASE OF TESTING THREE CORRELATED EXTREMELY WELL. THE TWO VEHICLES WHICH DID NOT CORRELATE EXPERIENCED DIFFICULTIES WITH THEIR EQUIPMENT WHICH WOULD EXPLAIN THE REASON. BOTH VEHICLES OPERATED BY THE TENNESSEE HIGHWAY RESEARCH PROGRAM PERFORMED WELL THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE TEST PERIOD. THE SKID TRAILER CORRELATED WELL WITH THE AVERAGE OF ALL TRAILERS ON MOST OF THE TEST SURFACES, AND THE STOPPING DISTANCE AUTOMOBILE WAS ONE OF THE THREE INCLUDED IN THIS TESTING WHICH DID CORRELATE. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Hpr-1 (5), 440.922
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Tennessee, Knoxville

    203 Administration Building
    Knoxville, TN  United States  37996-0700

    Tennessee Department of Highways

    Nashville, TN  United States 

    Bureau of Public Roads /US

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  • Authors:
    • Whitehurst, E A
    • Moore, A B
  • Publication Date: 1967-2

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00206371
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bureau of Public Roads /US
  • Files: TRIS, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 22 1994 12:00AM