Camber gives an advantage in a left bend: True or False?
UK roads are generally ‘Crown Cambered’; that is, they are high in the centre and lower towards the edges, as this helps water to drain from the road surface. Note: Motorways are ‘Super Elevated’. Look at the Blog on Super Elevation for more information on the advantages this presents. Camber is said to give an advantage to drivers and riders in a left bend , but a disadvantage in a right bend . In this blog I will explore this statement to see if there really is an advantage when driving or riding through a left bend on a UK road; and if so, why?