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CR 10: Development of breakaway utility poles (1979)


An investigation of alternative schemes for in-situ modification of existing conductor-carrying and luminare timber poles was undertaken using a 1:7.38 scale model of the vehicle/pole/cable system. A simple pole modification scheme which achieved a significant reduction in collision severity while maintaining the integrity of the conductors was developed.

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Type: Research and Analysis Report
Sub Type: Consultant Report
Author(s): J C Fox, M C Good & P N Joubert
Topics: Road
Publication Date: 01/01/79


Last Updated: 3 May, 2013