Shoving is the deflection and bulging of the road surface generally parallel to the direction of traffic, and/or horizontal displacement of surfacing materials. Shoving is typically caused by braking, accelerating or turning vehicles.




There are a number of factors that can make roads more susceptible to shoving, including;

  • inadequate pavement strength or thickness
  • poor bonds between pavement layers
  • lack of containment of the pavement edge

Related Pages

External Links & References

  1. A Guide to the Visual Assessment of Pavement Condition
  2. Glossary of Austroads Terms
  3. Camden Council Pavement Fault Diagrams
  4. Google Search
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