Science – Future of Lithuania / Mokslas – Lietuvos Ateitis, Vol 2, No 6 (2010)

Comparisonal Analysis of Manuevering and Braking

Artūras Žukas
Jurijus Zaranka
Kristina Kemzūraitė


This article covers the possibility of avoiding a traffic accident considering a car driver who is fallen in a dangerous situation. In such a case, the driver can choose one of the following ways: hard braking or one of the types of maneuvering, including turning off, turning with straightening or changing a line regarding road surface type (dry asphalt, wet asphalt or snowy asphalt). The article also proposes formulas for calculating road distance the car travels till dead stop. Moreover, the tables display theoretical values taking into account various car speeds and road surfaces. The pictures help with determining the most suitable type of action in light of road and weather conditions as well as car speed. The pictures clearly show the dependence of road length on movement speed. At the end of the article, conclusions are proposed.

Article in Lithuanian

Article in: English

Article published: 2011-04-13

Keyword(s): situation; braking distance; maneuver; friction coefficient; traffic safety; traffic accident

DOI: 10.3846/mla.2010.119

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Science – Future of Lithuania / Mokslas – Lietuvos Ateitis ISSN 2029-2341, eISSN 2029-2252
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