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Accession Number PB2012-114499
Title Guidance for the Selection, Use, and Maintenance of Cable Barrier Systems.
Publication Date 2012
Media Count 290p
Personal Author C. D. Kan D. Marzougui F. Tahan R. McGinnis U. Mahadevaiah
Abstract This report provides guidance for the selection, use, and maintenance of cable barrier systems. While cable barrier systems have been in use for more than 70 years, their use has been on the rise and is expected to continue in the future. The increase in use of cable barrier systems has been attributed to the success rate in keeping vehicles from crossing the median, reducing roadway departures, and decreasing impact severity. Due to advancements in cable barrier system technology, installation and repair costs are lower and cable barrier use has increased in varying roadway environments. Safety studies, although limited, have shown that cable barriers help reduce those median cross-over collisions that lead to some of the most severe head-on type crashes. This document will be of particular interest to design, maintenance, traffic, and safety engineering professionals.
Keywords Cable barrier design
Cable barriers
High-tension cable
Highway safety
Low-tension cable
Median barriers

Source Agency Federal Highway Administration
National Academy of Science Transportation Research Board
NTIS Subject Category 50A - Highway Engineering
91B - Transportation & Traffic Planning
43G - Transportation
85H - Road Transportation
Corporate Author Transportation Research Board, Washington, DC. National Cooperative Highway Research Program.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1225
Contract Number N/A

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