This AASHTO publication provides guidelines for the design and location of mailbox installations. Highway safety is the primary reason for a highway agency's becoming involved with mailboxes, which, in some areas, are often the only fixed objects close to the road. There are also highway maintenance and traffic service considerations, but they are relatively minor in comparison with safety. Because most accident record systems do not isolate accidents associated with mailboxes, there is limited data on these accidents. However, what data there are suggests that possibly 70 to 100 people die annually in the United States in vehicles striking mailboxes where the design of the mailbox or, especially, its support can be shown to have contributed to the severity of the accident.


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: 44 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00672482
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0560510285
  • Files: NTL, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 4 1995 12:00AM