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Hydroplaning (Hbcvh)

Definition
A condition where one or more tires of a moving vehicle are separated from the pavement by a film of water; usually due to a combination of depth of water, pavement surface texture, vehicle speed, tread pattern, tire condition, and other factors. (Source: AASHTO Glossary)
Broader Term
Vehicle factors in crashes (Hbcv)
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Skidding (Hbcvs)