The purpose of road lighting is to enhance road safety, but unsuitably placed lamp posts constitute an accident hazard. Ordinary posts are made of steel piping, and owing to increasing heights and outreaches, base diameters are in some cases over 350 mm. Accident risks can be cut by using deformable posts. Ordinary posts create no hazards in urban areas, but on rural roads deformable posts are a realistic alternative to the use of ordinary posts on central reserves and at the sides. Apart from posts smaller than 100 mm diameter, deformable posts may be of reinforced corrugated sheeting or of round bars in a lattice section. Posts with slip-base joints can also be used. Posts should be placed so as to give rise to optimum traffic safety; special care is necessary at bends and junctions. Placing of posts at the inside of a bend reduces collision hazard. In order to call attention to a junction, lighting at these points should be different from that on adjacent road sections. Posts should not obstruct visibility, nor should they hinder snow clearance, etc. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Svenska Vagforeningen

    Fridhemsgatan 15
    11240 Stockholm K,   Sweden 
  • Authors:
    • Olsen, Michael
  • Publication Date: 1976


  • Swedish

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  • Accession Number: 00142166
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Swedish National Road and Traffic Research Institute
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Analtyic
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 4 1977 12:00AM