Pavement Surface Information Needs in Accident Investigation

    Published: Jul 1975

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    This paper summarizes some needed information on pavement surface characteristics for in-depth multidisciplinary traffic accident investigation, with emphasis on the variations and confounding effects of factors which are either not sufficiently researched or not properly appreciated and controlled in accident investigation.


    surface properties, texture, pavements, accident investigations, safety, motor vehicle accidents

    Author Information:

    Hutchinson, JW
    Professor of Civil Engineering, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Ky.

    Tsongos, NG
    Highway research engineer, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Washington, D.C.

    Bennett, RC
    Chief, Federal Highway Administration, Washington, D. C.

    Fogarty, WJ
    Professor of Civil Engineering, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Fla.

    Committee/Subcommittee: E17.20

    DOI: 10.1520/STP39048S

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