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Offtracking (Qdmp)

Definition
The difference in the paths of the front and rear tires of a vehicle as it negotiates a turn. The path of the rear tires of a turning vehicle does not coincide with that of the front tires. (Source: AASHTO Glossary)
Broader Term
Motor vehicle dynamics (Qdm)
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