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Safety - A Double-Lane Change

Date
1998-07-13

Personnel
B.L. E.L., and R.H.


Temperature (°F)
74

Wind Direction
nne

Barometric Pressure (in Hg)
30.0

Humidity (%)
68

Wind Speed (mph)
3


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 through all portions of testing up to 40 mph. During both 45 mph runs the rear section fishtailed. The test driver reported an unstable feeling of control.

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