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Safety - A Double-Lane Change

Date
2009-08-17

Personnel
C.S., T.S. & S.C.


Temperature (°F)
79

Wind Direction
SSW

Barometric Pressure (in Hg)
30.24

Humidity (%)
69

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
<p>During the 40 &amp; 45 mph runs from both lanes, body roll and rear car fishtailing was observed.</p>

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