The influence of an increasing variety of safety barriers on road safety

The paper describes the development of transitions between different safety barriers in Germany but also in the context of the European standardization. In the paper practical and impact test experiences with transitions are shown. In view of the sheer number of theoretically possible combinations of safety barriers, the demand for testing every transition, even if the connecting safety barriers differ only slightly, appears to be economically unacceptable. On the other hand the experience from accidents and also from failed impact tests show transitions can be a risk to traffic safety. Therefore criteria for the distinction between transitions (impact test required/impact test unnecessary) are explained. In order to distinguish transitions which do not have to be formulated from those that require impact tests, criteria were developed and formulated.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 9p
  • Monograph Title: Transport Research Arena (TRA) 2014 Proceedings

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01534608
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: VTI, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 14 2014 10:16AM