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Proposed Australian/New Zealand AS/NZS 3845.2 Standard for Truck Underrun Barriers: Design, Testing and Performance Requirements

Grzebieta, R, Rechnitzer, G

Heavy Vehicles

ARSC conference 2016

EXTENDED ABSTRACT: Each year around twelve fatalities occur as a result of truck rear underruns in Australasia. The injuries are usually horrific. Given Australia has adopted a ‘Safe System Approach’ road safety strategy, all such foreseen fatalities need to be addressed if a design countermeasure can be implemented. This paper presents details of practical test requirements set out in the draft Australian New Zealand standard AS/NZS 3845.2: Road Safety Barrier Systems and Devices which is now out for public comment. Brief details of the crash test matrix and the basis on which requirements were established is presented.