HAZARDS WITH FALLING LIGHTING COLUMNS

Low-aggressive lighting columns will easily break at the base or slip off their foundation when hit by automobiles or heavier vehicles. The extent of the hazard depends on the location of the column, traffic density and impact speed. The impact speed will determine where such a column will lie after an impact. The relationship between lighting column location and dangers in falling are explored with particular reference to built-up areas and areas outside built-up zones. Consideration is given to dual carriageway motorways, single carriageway roads with separate cycle paths, single carriageway roads without separate cycle paths, and intersections and junctions.

Media Info

  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 28 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00196054
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institute for Road Safety Research, SWOV
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 1978-3E
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 15 1979 12:00AM