Road Safety Barrier System and Device Assessment
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Road Safety Barrier System and Device Assessment

Run-off-road crashes are one of the most common types of crashes in urban environments. Installing high performance safety barriers can create a safer roadside environment for road workers, pedestrians, bicycle riders, motorcyclists and drivers by preventing errant vehicles from leaving the roadway and instead directing the vehicle towards the traffic…
The following road agencies actively participate in the Austroads Safety Barrier Assessment Panel meetings: New Zealand Transport Agency Roads and Maritime Services, New South Wales Department of Transport and Main Roads, Queensland Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure, South Australia VicRoads, Victoria Main Roads Western Australia. The following road agencies…
The Austroads Safety Barrier Assessment Information Document details the assessment process and provides guidance on submission requirements. Companies submitting products for assessment must complete the Austroads Safety Barrier Assessment Panel Submission Template.  The Submission Template and supporting information must be submitted in electronic format.  Hardcopy documentation is not accepted. Definitions To…
Where the Austroads Safety Barrier Assessment Panel determines that a product is ‘recommended for acceptance’, Technical Conditions for Use are issued.  The Austroads Safety Assessment Panel may withdraw or modify at any time, the ‘recommendation for acceptance’ or ‘technical conditions’ without notice. Austroads Technical Conditions of Use do not imply…
These technical advice documents have been provided by the Austroads Safety Barrier Assessment Panel to inform road agencies on issues related to safety barrier systems and devices. SBTA 17-001 – Technical Advice – Lapping of Guardrail Terminals SBTA 17-002 – Technical Advice – Proximity of Barriers to Batter Hinge Point
Is the Panel going to issue a template for product manuals? Is the Panel going to issue a template for product manuals? The Panel will not be developing a template.  However, the Panel will consider advising industry as to the minimum requirements for inclusion in product manuals. When will the…

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