The legal implications of the use of frangible or break-away poles is investigated. It is concluded that road authorities that use frangible poles will not normally be held liable to persons injured by them. Authorities who use rigid poles instead of safer equipment may be held liable in negligence in some circumstances. Potential defendants are identified.
Type: Research and Analysis Report
Sub Type: Consultant Report
Author(s): L Hunter & J Epstein
Topics: Road, Traffic management
Publication Date: 01/02/84