CHAIN LINK FENCING TOP RAILS--A ROADSIDE HAZARD

Over a period of approximately six years in Dade County, Florida, in three separate motor vehicle accident events, three occupants of the involved motor vehicles lost their lives during collision with residential chain link fences. The fatal injuries received were caused by the invasion of the passenger compartment by the top rail of the chain link fence system during the off-the-road collision events. This paper reviews the respective injuries, the injury mechanisms, the vehicle factors and the environmental factors which were involved. Recommendations are given regarding chain link fence top rail support systems which, if followed, will preclude similar fatalities in the future and, in addition, will allow for less expensive materials and installation cost associated with placement of chain link fences. A model ordinance is presented for consideration by interested governmental agencies.

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  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 301-311

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00131813
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Highway Safety Research Institute
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 4 1976 12:00AM