Beyond the immediate apparent cause: the role of roadside furniture in collisions

The purpose of this paper is to look at the passive role of roadside objects in motor vehicle collisions. Past studies into the role of roadside furniture will be reviewed with respect to their relevance to the contribution of the object to the cause of the collision. Standards and practice for road signs are well established but not always followed. Sometimes even when they are circumstances overtake the original installation to lead to hazardous situations and, in some cases, are directly involved in the cause of a particular collision. Examples and case studies will be presented to illustrate the involvement of the roadside furniture in incidents which were allotted other causes and disregarded the involvement of the roadside furniture. (a) For the covering entry of this conference, please see ITRD abstract no. E215061.

  • Authors:
    • AXUP, D R
  • Publication Date: 2006-9

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 01054934
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 6 2007 2:04PM