TRB State of the Art Report 9: Utilities and Roadside Safety includes the latest information on utility company, state department of transportation (DOT), and local highway agency roadside safety programs; describes the current status of a combined federal and industry effort to implement roadside safety, including yielding poles; and documents recent developments in guardrail, concrete barrier, and crash cushion design to reduce utility maintenance costs, potential liability, and public health costs.
Table of Contents
|State of the Art Report 9 - Utilities and Roadside Safey||1-2|
|TRB 2004 Executive Committee||3-3|
|Utilities and Roadside Safety - Title Page||4-5|
|The National Academies||10-10|
|Chapter 1 Introduction||11-13|
|Chapter 2 Utility Pole Collisions||14-16|
|Chapter 3 Solutions||17-27|
|Chapter 4 Strategies||28-31|
|Chapter 5 Initiatives||32-42|
|Chapter 6 Legal Issues||43-46|
|Chapter 7 Professionalism||47-49|
|Chapter 8 Summary||50-52|
|Appendix A Example of Recommended Guidelines for Utility Installations and Modifications||53-62|
|Appendix B Example of Recommended Crash Reduction Program and Roadside Safety Treatments||63-70|
|Appendix C Examples of Lawsuits Involving Utility Pole Crashes||71-80|
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