A PRELIMINARY EVALUATION OF WRONG-WAY BARRIERS AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR FURTHER STUDY

THE OBJECTIVES OF THIS REPORT ARE: /1/ TO DEVELOP PARAMETER WARRANTS FOR THE EVALUATION OF DEVICES WHICH HAVE BEEN PROPOSED FOR USE AS WRONG-WAY DRIVING BARRIERS OR DETERRANTS AND /2/ TO CLASSIFY AND EVALUATE THESE DEVICES SO THAT THE MOST PROMISING CAN BE IDENTIFIED AND CONSIDERED FOR DETAILED DESIGN, PROTOTYPE FABRICATION, AND POSSIBLE FULL SCALE TESTING. WARRANTS ESTABLISHED IN THE REPORT STATE THAT THE DEVICE SHOULD BE REASONABLY INEXPENSIVE, RELIABLE, AND NOT PRESENT, OR APPEAR TO PRESENT, A HAZARD TO RIGHT-WAY TRAFFIC. THE REPORT RECOMMENDS THAT ONE OR MORE OF THE FOLLOWING TYPES OF DEVICES BE CHOSEN FOR PRELIMINARY DESIGN AND STUDY: /1/ FALSE CURB /ELECTRO-MECHANICAL/, /2/ GATE /ELECTRO-MECHANICAL/, /3/ TIRE PUNCTURING /ELECTRO- MECHANICAL/, AND /4/ COLLAPSING PLATES /MECHANICAL/. THE REPORT NOTES THAT DESIGN POSSIBILITIES SHOULD FIRST BE ESTABLISHED BY A MECHANICAL ENGINEER AS TO THE OPERATING FEASIBILITY OF COLLAPSING PLATES. /BPR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Hpr, No C-3-4, BPR NO 34
  • Corporate Authors:

    California Division of Highways

    Bridge Department
    Sacramento, CA  United States  05914
  • Publication Date: 1966-9

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00203126
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bureau of Public Roads /US
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 15 1994 12:00AM