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Research Report 030 Speed of overweight vehicles

Published: | Category: Safety, security and public health , Research programme , Research & reports | Audience: General

The transport industry in New Zealand has requested that the maximum speed of transporters and mobile power cranes be increased from the present 50 km/h to the legal speed limit of 100 km/h.

In response to this request, a literature search of investigations of possible relationships between speed of overweight vehicles and their impact at higher speeds on pavements and bridges was made and is reported.

Modification of the Highway Permits program to implement a proposed 10% increase to the Impact Factor for transporters and mobile cranes is suggested.

Keywords: Bridges, impacts, Impact Factor, mobile cranes, overloads, transporters, overweight vehicles, vehicle speed

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  • Published: 1994
  • Reference: 30