The article reviews data from accidents where collisions with lighting columns have occurred. More than half of those producing serious injury were on Class A roads, most of those being on 30-40 mile/h speed limited sections. The author discusses the design and possible applications of a breakaway column in which a joint at the base shears on impact causing the column to be carried away from the road. Figures show that these columns, although not popular in the UK, could produce a 30 per cent annual return on their initial cost of installation. Methods of overcoming restrictions to their use where the falling column could fall into the carriageway or strike a pedestrian are discussed. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Illuminating Engineering Society

    York House, 199 Westminster Bridge Road
    London SE1 7UN,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Moore, R L
  • Publication Date: 1976-9-10


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 208-209
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00145383
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 13 1977 12:00AM