Comment 99265

By Keith (anonymous) | Posted March 27, 2014 at 16:52:05 in reply to Comment 99263

I'm not disagreeing that speed impacts those issues, but when you look at all of the scenarios the mass of the vehicle is the biggest determinant of damage. Bikes can cause all of those same issues (they are vehicles after all) but since it's such a lower mass vehicle its actual impact is so minimal.

From your own reference:
"Low-speed travel, in contrast to high-speed travel, produces more vertical load weight than horizontal. When a vehicle is particularly heavy, such as construction equipment or military vehicles, the weight can cause thinner pavements to experience total structural failure -- cracking straight to their foundations under the weight of the vehicle as it moves."

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