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Safety - A Double-Lane Change

Date
1999-10-29

Personnel
B.L. and R.H.


Temperature (°F)
39

Wind Direction
Calm

Barometric Pressure (in Hg)
30.0

Humidity (%)
87

Wind Speed (mph)
Calm


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.

Comments of the tire/ground patch
Tire/ground contact was maintained through all portions of testing. NOTE: At 45 mph some side motion of the rear tires was noted with no handling problems experienced by the driver.