TM-RE-29

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Safety - A Double-Lane Change

Date

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


Temperature (°F)
32

Wind Direction
N

Barometric Pressure (in Hg)
30.0

Humidity (%)
58

Wind Speed (mph)
5


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 safe profile was maintained up to and including 40 mph. The bus was difficult to handle within the desired lane during the 45 mph phase.

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