Riding Behavior of Motorcyclists as Influenced by Pavement Characteristics 780314

In order to prevent aquaplaning and skidding pavements can be grooved or roughened. However, it is not exactly known whether such treatments might negatively influence riding behavior of motorcyclists. In this study riding a motorcycle on roughened and grooved pavements was compared with riding on normal asphalt and cobbles.
Overall results of objective and subjective data seem to justify the following conclusions: (1) grooved and roughened pavements indeed may influence riding behavior of motorcyclists negatively and (2) in the case of grooves, differences in groove dimensions lead to different effects: small grooves with small interspaces hardly showed an effect.


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