Dr John Bullas
Research consultant, Highways Asset Management Group, Atkins Highways and Transportation
John Bullas is a ‘forty-something’, ‘born-again student’ who took research for the AA Motoring Trust forwards into a PhD study at the University of Southampton. A graduate geologist and geotechnical engineer, he lives with his computers, cars, cats and wife on the south coast of England.

Stopping more safely and more quickly: the road surfaces of the future
To date, new road surfaces have been designed without any intentional consideration for whether these new designs provide better braking for ABS-equipped vehicles than the older, more traditional materials they are replacing. Recent research suggests that the increasing proportion of our road networks surfaced using modern materials may provide significantly improved emergency braking capability for those driving the ever-increasing proportion of automobiles that are ABS equipped.

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