Skid Resistance.

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1. A measure of the frictional characteristics of a surface. 2. The ability of an asphalt paving surface, particularly when wet, to offer resistance to slipping or skidding; the factors for obtaining high skid resistance are generally the same as those for obtaining high stability; proper asphalt content and aggregate with a rough surface texture are the greatest contributors; the aggregate must not only have a rough surface texture, but also resist polishing; aggregates containing non-polishing minerals with different wear or abrasion characteristics provide continuous renewal of the pavement’s texture, maintaining a skid-resistant surface.

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