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Safety - A Double-Lane Change

Date
1995-05-09

Personnel
Bob LaMorte, Stan Crawford and Ron Harter


Temperature (°F)
68

Wind Direction
se

Barometric Pressure (in Hg)
30.0

Humidity (%)
58

Wind Speed (mph)
8


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
At 35 mph handling coming out of the turns became difficult and the front bumper was coming close to touching thepavement. After the 40 mph run the test driver and test technician exercised their discretion not to attempt 45 mph.

Comments of the tire/ground patch
Tire/ground contact was maintained.