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Safety - A Double-Lane Change

Date

Personnel
B.L., & R.H.


Temperature (°F)
42

Wind Direction
NE

Barometric Pressure (in Hg)
31.0

Humidity (%)
44

Wind Speed (mph)
6


Maximum safe speed tested for double-lane change to left
45

Maximum safe speed tested for double-lane change to right
45

Comments of the position of the bus during the lane change
A slight fishtail was experienced during both right and left hand manuvers during the 40 mph runs. A more distinct side motion was experienced during both right and left hand manuvers during the 45 mph runs.

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