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Safety - A Double-Lane Change

Date
1992-01-20

Personnel
B.L., S.C., & R.H.


Temperature (°F)
38

Wind Direction
W

Barometric Pressure (in Hg)
31.0

Humidity (%)
80

Wind Speed (mph)
2


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
A speed of 40 mph was top safe speed. At 40 mph, rear section of bus began to swerve and hit several cones. Driver and technician did not feel 45 mgh could be reached safely.

Comments of the tire/ground patch
All tires remained in contact with the road surface during the maneuver.