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Skid Resistance

Skid resistance is the ability of an asphalt paving surface, particularly when wet, to offer resistance to slipping or skidding. The factors for obtaining a high skid resistance are generally the same as those required for increased stability. Proper asphalt content and aggregate with a rough surface texture are the most significant contributors. The aggregate must have a rough surface texture and resist polishing.