Some citizens have asked about the new surface on this section of Shaw Road. Although pervious concrete is a different material than regular asphalt, we know of no demonstrated difference in the friction produced by these materials.
As far as traction goes, all wet roads negatively impact tire traction. Another factor affecting traction is the condition of a vehicle’s tires. Proper tire inflation is also critical as it improves traction while improper inflation degrades traction.
Traction is additionally affected by driving speed. Because skidding can result from taking a corner at too high of a speed, turning speeds should be reduced when roads are wet.
Barring the presence of snow or ice, cars should not be spinning out nor motorcycles losing grip on this section of Shaw due to simply wet conditions. In fact, we’ve not received any documented reports of this happening over the past two months the road has been open.