oa Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - Road authorities must accept responsibility
The recent ruling of the Riversdale Magistrate's Court that found the condition of the road to be responsible for the horrific bus accident there in 1994 has considerable financial and moral implications for SA road authorities. The Riversdale accident happened on a section of road where tyre skid resistance was dangerously low, aggravated by moist conditions and a significant divergence of skid co-efficient between the left and right wheel tracks. It happened 170 m before a sign indicating a reduction in speed to 80 km/h.
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