GLARE BARRIER CUTS ACCIDENT RATES

Today's glare barrier is the end product of years of development which has now produced a design of galvanized steel, slit into diamond-shaped patterns angled at 22 degrees to the plane of the original sheet. When viewed from the angle of the approaching motorist the mesh appears to be a solid sheet that totally blocks out headlight glare from a vehicle in the opposite lane. Installation is now a simplified sequence of five steps, using a two-man crew and, once installed, the barrier provides years of maintenance- free service. The real test is its ability to bring down the rate of accidents. On a horizontal curve of I-71 in Columbus, Ohio, where 13 accidents had occurred, only five were reported during the same period after glare barrier installation. On I-76 near Philadelphia, night accidents dropped 23 percent after installation on a test stretch by the Penn DOT Bureau of Traffic Engineering.

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    Public Works Journal Corporation

    P.O. Box 688
    Ridgewood, NJ  USA  07451
  • Publication Date: 1975-3

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  • Accession Number: 00084320
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 1 1975 12:00AM