Degradation of the pavement has a significant impact on road safety and, in particular, asphalt polishing turns out to be very hazardous for powered two wheelers. The paper reports the results of a study aimed at analysing the effects of asphalt polishing of pavements on the dynamic behaviour of motorcycles. A dynamic simulation code was used in order to understand the motorcycles dynamics parameters in different conditions, define a model of the dynamic behaviour of motorcycle and propose a useful tool for planning maintenance interventions based on the risk associated to the asphalt polishing of the pavement.
Bella, F., Calvi, A., D'Amico, F. (2012). Impact of Pavement Defects on Motorcycles’ Road Safety. PROCEDIA: SOCIAL & BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES, 53, 943-952 [10.1016/j.sbspro.2012.09.943].