Lighting columns can be made safer by providing them with a sliding construction. This construction makes it possible for the column to slide from its ground construction in the case of an accident. Aluminium lighting columns can be constructed in such a way that they break off when a car collides with them. These conclusions are drawn from impact tests, during which front and side collisions take place. If this construction is applied to lighting columns there is no need for a guardrail. A description of the impact tests, test criteria and test results is also presented. /TRRL/


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Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 62 p.
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 1976

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00163844
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institute for Road Safety Research, SWOV
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 27 1977 12:00AM