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Watch That Curve

May 4th, 2012 | By | Category: Tow Tip

Did you know that every curve in the road has a scientifically-determined “critical speed”? If you drive the curve faster than its critical speed, your truck will lose control and send you sliding into the ditch. In order to figure the critical speed you need two things: the radius (or sharpness) of the curve and the amount of friction between your truck and the road.

For great curve-negotiating tips, See Patrick Gratzianna’s Safety Meeting column “Managing a Curve” in the Tow Times May issue.