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Ten years with passive safety – a manufacturer’s view
Over the last 10 years I have worked to develop and promote the use of passively safe traffic masts (used as signposts and to support roadside equipment). Over this period the understanding of passive safety, the national application guidelines and the products themselves have all greatly evolved. In the early days before EN 12767 “Passive Safety of Support Structures for Road Equipment – Requirements and Test Methods” first published in 2000, there was a growing appreciation in Scandinavia that positioning hard and heavy objects alongside roads created an intolerable risk.