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Safety - A Double-Lane Change

Date
2006-08-31

Personnel
B.S., G.P. & S.C.


Temperature (°F)
72

Wind Direction
ENE

Barometric Pressure (in Hg)
30.0

Humidity (%)
68

Wind Speed (mph)
9


Maximum safe speed tested for double-lane change to left
40

Maximum safe speed tested for double-lane change to right
40

Comments of the position of the bus during the lane change
The test driver and test technician terminated the test after the 40 mph runs . The test driver experienced limited control steering out of the turns during the 40 mph runs.

Comments of the tire/ground patch
Tire/ground contact was maintained through all portions of testing.