THE BEHAVIOUR OF LIGHTING COLUMNS INVOLVED IN COLLISIONS BY CARS

HET GEDRANG VAN LICHTMASTEN BIJ AANRIJDINGEN DOOR PERSONENAUTO'S EN DE CONSEQUENTIES DAARVAN

Impact-tests between cars and different kinds of lighting column are studied. Lighting poles of steel, aluminium or polyester and of varying heights were tested. Some of the poles had frangible joints. The cars collided at speeds of about 35 km/h frontally or on the side. Horizontal, vertical and lateral decelerations of the cars were registered. These values are applied to the calculation of the acceleration severity index. If the values of this index are lower than one, the vehicle occupants will have no severe injury. For the covering abstract of the conference, see IRRD abstract no 220549. /TRRL/

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  • Accession Number: 00138840
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institute for Road Safety Research, SWOV
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 26 1976 12:00AM