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Safety - A Double-Lane Change

Date
1999-03-17

Personnel
B.L. and R.H.


Temperature (°F)
58

Wind Direction
8

Barometric Pressure (in Hg)
30.0

Humidity (%)
40

Wind Speed (mph)
W


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
Test driver experienced body sway at 40 & 45 mph while maintaining a safe profile

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