Lighting columns and passive safety: unwrapping BS EN 12767: 2000

BS EN 12767: 2000 - Passive safety of support structures for road equipment: requirements and test methods specifies a testing regime for roadside structures and offers a method of calibrating the passive safety characteristics of structures such as lighting columns. The standard prescribes the test method, which is based on a car hitting a column at specified speeds. The passive safety rating is made up of three elements: the impact speed at which the test was carried out, the rate at which impact energy was absorbed and an expression of the vehicle occupant safety level. During the test, measurements and photographic records are made of impact speed, theoretical head impact velocity (THIV), exit speed, vehicle behaviour after impact, and column behaviour. Tables are included in the standard from which the ratings are produced. The test house will issue a report describing the tests and results and giving a passive safety rating for the structure examined. The Highway Engineer selects which rating is appropriate for individual sites. (A)


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Media Info

  • Pagination: 33-36
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 71
    • Issue Number: 4
    • ISSN: 0950-4559

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  • Accession Number: 01043397
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Mar 6 2007 9:03AM