Synthesis of Information Related to Highway Practices. Topic 50-04. Utility Pole Safety and Hazard Evaluation Approaches

Roadway departure crashes account for more than 50% of the total traffic related fatalities and serious injuries, with utility poles representing the second largest group of fixed object fatal crashes. A 2015 report by Scott and Ivey found that roadside fatalities with fixed objects decreased by 39% over ten years while those involving utility poles were only reduced by 8%. The objective of this synthesis is to summarize the strategies, policies, and technologies state transportation agencies (STAs) and utility companies use to address utility pole hazard safety concerns.


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  • Accession Number: 01668997
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 20-05, Topic 50-04
  • Files: TRB, RiP
  • Created Date: May 14 2018 3:03PM