THE DOMINATION OF STEEL SAFETY BARRIER SYSTEM IN THE WORLD OF INFRASTRUCTURAL ROAD SAFETY

This paper begins with a discussion on the theme safety barriers: deformability and rigidity. It is shown that todays system may have failed in fulfilling its objects. Reasons for such failures are put forward together with some recommendations for improvement. Following a presentation of the German Standards for Road Restraint Systems (RAL-RG 620 resp. TL-SP and the German Installation Standard the paper presents topics for discussion such as guard rails in the median, terminals, distance between posts and concrete barriers. Finally, new tendencies in Europe are reviewed. For the covering abstract of the conference see IRRD E201756.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 151-78
  • Serial:
    • Issue Number: 7A:4

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00764181
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI)
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: May 28 1999 12:00AM