HEAD-ON TEST OF CABLE GUARDRAIL
This study contains information on the performance of the Minnesota wood-post triple cable guardrail under the head-on impact test conditions of 60 mph and 5 degrees using a 4500 pound automobile. The average vehicle longitudinal deceleration level was well below the current FHWA acceptable level of 12 g's for a lap belted or lap and shoulder belted occupant. Also, the vehicle damage sustained (FC-4) was below the mean at which injury type accidents occur for an unrestrained occupant as established by the National Safety Council. /FHWA/
- Notice of NTIS Number Pending.
Arlington, TX United States 76011
- Post, E R
- Buth, E
- Publication Date: 1973-3
- Pagination: 22 p.
- TRT Terms: Deceleration; Guardrails; Impact tests; Manual safety belts; Performance; Shoulder harnesses
- Old TRIS Terms: Shoulder harness
- Subject Areas: Design; Highways; Research; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00265060
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
- Report/Paper Numbers: Intrm Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: 57511
- Files: TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Jan 9 1975 12:00AM