1957-01-01

Stopping Ability of Motor Vehicles Selected from General Traffic 570034

THIS paper presents the results of tests conducted during 1955 on more than 1200 vehicles selected from the general traffic. It compares past and present levels of brake performance and shows that since 1949 improvements in the brake performance of most vehicle types have been small.
Current levels of brake performance are indicated with respect to vehicle type, gross weight, vehicle capacity, and axle load.
The paper also indicates the ability of different types of vehicles to comply with current Uniform Vehicle Code specifications for brake performance.

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