oa Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - Road authorities must accept responsibility
|Article Title||Road authorities must accept responsibility|
|© Publisher:||South African Institution Of Civil Engineering (SAICE)|
|Journal||Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese|
|Affiliations||1 SA Bitumen and Tar Association|
|Publication Date||Nov 1962|
|Keyword(s)||Riversdale Magistrate's Court, Roads and SA road authorities|
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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