Many Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) deployments include signs and other traffic control device displays that require locating them and other ITS components within the roadway clear zone. The Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) requires these devices to be crashworthy.
Agencies wishing to deploy ITS devices within the clear zone are responsible for ensuring that the device is either protected by a longitudinal barrier or mounted on a breakaway support in a configuration that is crashworthy. The ENTERPRISE Pooled Fund Program completed a research project to document available resources to assist state, provincial, and local agencies in the process of designing and deploying ITS devices in the clear zone. The final report summarizes the large number of resources available from federal and state agencies.
The Crashworthines and Protectino of ITS Field Devices project was presented at the following:
- ENTERPRISE Project Webinar (April 2014)