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85 AADT Average annual daily traffic AA&P Accident Analysis and Prevention ADA Americans with Disabilities Act ADT Average daily traffic ARF Accident reduction factor CFR Code of Federal Regulations CMF Crash modification factors DMV Department of motor vehicles FARS Fatality Analysis Reporting System GUCC Georgia Utilities Coordinating Council HBS Hawkins Breakaway System HSIP Highway Safety Improvement Program IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers IIHS Insurance Institute for Highway Safety LPA Local public agencies MASH Manual for Assessing Safety Hardware NASS National Accident Sampling System NHTSA National Highway Traffic Safety Administration NHUC National Highway Utilities Conference NTSB National Transportation Safety Board PDO Property damage only RAF Roadside adjustment factor RDG Roadside Design Guide ROW Right-of-way RRR Resurfacing, restoration, and rehabilitation RSAP-V3 Version 3 of the Roadside Safety Analysis Program RSP Roadside safety program SHSP Strategic Highway Safety Program SPF Safety performance function STA State transportation agencies TL Test Level UO Utility owners UPMP Utility Pole Mitigation Program Abbreviations

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In 2017, the latest year for which data are available, 887 fatal utility pole crashes occurred in the United States, accounting for 914 fatalities. These numbers were about the same as those in recent years but lower than such fatality numbers from a decade or two ago.

The TRB National Cooperative Highway Research Program's NCHRP Synthesis 557: Utility Pole Safety and Hazard Evaluation Approaches summarizes the strategies, policies, and technologies that state transportation agencies (STAs) and utility owners (UOs) employ to address utility pole safety concerns.

Specific areas of interest for this synthesis report include methods to identify problem poles and high-risk locations, pole-placement policies, strategies and countermeasures to reduce the risk of pole-related collisions and resulting injuries and deaths, and available funding sources for implementing countermeasures. Case studies were also developed for exemplary STAs and UOs, highlighting some of their utility pole safety activities.

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