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Discrete Dynamics in Nature and Society
Volume 2015 (2015), Article ID 235974, 7 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/235974
Research Article

Research on Safety and Static-Dynamic Legibility of Distressed Pavement

1College of Engineering, Zhejiang Normal University, Jinhua, Zhejiang 321004, China
2School of Traffic Science and Engineering, Harbin Institution of Technology, Harbin, Heilongjiang 150090, China
3College of Traffic, Northeast Forestry University, Harbin, Heilongjiang 150040, China

Received 18 July 2014; Accepted 13 September 2014

Academic Editor: Yongjun Shen

Copyright © 2015 Chengyuan Mao et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

In order to study the impacts of distressed pavement on driving safety, the drivers’ driving behavior and driving characteristics need to be analyzed. By analyzing the drivers’ characteristics, driving behavior’ and braking characteristics of vehicles, relation between static legibility distance of the distressed pavement under different driving conditions and dynamic legibility distance during driving is revealed via statistical analysis. The relation between vehicle speeds, braking performance, and the minimum safety legibility distance is developed. The recommended static legibility distances for different speed limits are proposed, which would be useful to improve the driving safety under adverse road conditions.