NJ BREAKAWAY SIGN TESTING

This report summarizes the results of a series of simulated and impact tests conducted on a NJ Breakaway Sign structure. The tests were aimed at isolating and modifying those aspects of the system which were causing excessive damage to components as a result of vehicular impacts in the field. This made it necessary to return the entire sign structure to the shop for repairs in liew of re-erecting it with a few parts changed. Prior to incorporating beneficial modifications into a standard specifications, full scale instrumented vehiclular crash tests were also conducted. These tests confirmed that the modified system functions well and demonstrated compliance with the latest (NCHRP 230) safety standards. (Author)

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; References;
  • Pagination: 72 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00395190
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-NJ-RD-85-006 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: 7715
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 30 1988 12:00AM