Compliant Equipment Improves Road SafetyAbstract:
A multi-year project sponsored by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) at the Texas Transportation Institute (TTI) is analyzing and testing a variety of roadside equipment including flashing beacon assemblies, mailboxes, barricades, sign supports, work zone control devices and other items. The comprehensive project documents findings and recommendations in six reports focusing on categories of safety devices.
Items that successfully pass crash tests are added to approved equipment lists for use by state contractors, local agencies and state maintenance and work crews. Approved work zone safety devices, for example, appear on TxDOT’s Compliant Work Zone Traffic Control Device List. Other devices are implemented through revision to standard specifications sheets, technical memorandums or other means of notification.