Roadside Features

Library Item NumberTitle
DurationYearAvailable Format(s)
13-1 Breakaway Timber Utility Poles
Discusses the design and installation of breakaway timber utility poles. Also discusses other techniques that may be used to help prevent accidents involving utility poles.
15 min. N/A VCR
13-2 Breakaway Cable Terminal (BCT) Eccentric Loader
Description and details of cable terminal for guardrails.
11 min. N/A VCR
13-3 Crash Test of Nebraska's Rural Mailbox Design
Examines the effects mailboxes have on vehicles traveling at various speeds of impact and the difference soil conditions make.
40 min. N/A VCR
13-4 Guardrail Installation and Repair
This video is directed at the people responsible for installing and maintaining guardrails along public roads. The video covers the evolution of guardrails and explains the elements, installation and repair of modern guardrails.
20 min. 1989 VCR
13-5 Mailboxes May be Hazardous to Your Health
The proper types of mailbox supports and their placement are shown along with crash tests on various types of mail-boxes.
14 min. N/A VCR
13-6 Making Safer Roads
Trees, utility poles, and unprotected guardrail ends contribute to numerous traffic accident deaths and injuries each year, especially on rural secondary roads. In this video experts explain which hazards present the worst problems and tell how to alleviate them.
12 min. N/A VCR
13-7 Pavement Structure Repair Techniques
This two-part video covers shoulder maintenance and chip seals.
43 min. N/A VCR
13-8 Safer Roadside
Contains information on Washington's DOT's efforts to work with the utilities department to improve roadside safety.
18 min. N/A VCR